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A noun denoting ownership is called a possessive noun.

A possessive noun is indicated by an apostrophe s ('s) added to the end of the noun, or just an apostrophe (') after the ending s of a plural noun that already ends with an s.

A proper possessive noun is formed the same as a common noun.


I'll meet you at the doctor's office. (common possessive noun)

I'll meet you at Doctor Mason's office. (proper possessive noun)

What is the country's capital? (common possessive noun)

What is Finland's capital? (proper possessive noun)

I have to refill the chips' bowl. (common possessive noun)

I have to refill the Doritos' bowl. (proper possessive noun)

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