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Possessive Nouns

The rules of possessives are not complicated, but they still get people all mixed up. For most things, add apostrophe s ('s). For words that end in an s, just add the apostrophe. So you can go to the park and take a goose's picture, or take some geese's pictures. Then notice how that dog's collar is blue but all the other dogs' collars are red. If you still need help, this is the place to find the Answer to all your possessive problems.

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What is the plural possessive of soil?

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The plural possessive of "soil" is "soils'".

What is the Correct singular possessive for ocean?

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The correct singular possessive for "ocean" is "ocean's."

Possessive plural of volcano?

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The plural form of the noun volcano is volcanoes.

The plural possessive noun is volcanoes'.

Example: Hawaii has two active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. The volcanoes' activity is monitored by the US Geological Survey.

Where do stromatolites form today?

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Stromatolites form in shallow, saline or hypersaline environments such as coastal lagoons, estuaries, and hypersaline lakes. They are also found in some marine environments where conditions are suitable for their growth, such as in the Bahamas and Shark Bay in Australia.

What is the singular possessive of bacillus?

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There are two accepted forms for possessive singular nouns ending in s:

Add an apostrophe (') after the existing s at the end of the word: bacillus'

Add an apostrophe s ('s) after the existing s at the end of the word: bacillus's

Examples:

This bacillus' function is to assist the decay of organic matter.

This bacillus's function is to assist the decay of organic matter.

Note: If you are a student, use the form that is preferred by your teacher.

What is the possessive of soil?

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The possessive form for the noun soil is soil's.

What is the singular possessive form of earth?

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The singular possessive form of earth is earth's (the earth's atmosphere).

What is the possessive noun for ocean?

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The possessive form of the noun ocean is ocean's.

For example "The ocean's color is predominately blue".

What is the possessive form of lava?

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The possessive form of the noun lava is lava's.

Example: The lava's heat could be felt at a great distance.

What is the possessive form of science?

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The possessive form for the noun science is science's.

What is the Plural possessive form of the word volcanoes?

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The plural possessive form of "volcanoes" is "volcanoes'".

What is the plural possessive of bacterium?

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The plural of bacterium is bacteria. The plural possessive is bacteria's.

(e.g. The bacteria's differing metabolisms make some more susceptible to the drugs.)

What is the plural possessive for bacterium?

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The plural possessive form of bacterium is bacteria's.

What is the Plural possessive of charges?

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The plural form is... 'officers in charge'.

What is the grammatical possessive of the word gas?

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The grammatical possessive of the word "gas" is "gas's."

What is the possessive form of physics?

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The noun "physics" is an uncountable (mass) noun that is treated as a singular.

There are two accepted forms that show possession for singular nouns ending in s:

Add an apostrophe (') after the existing s at the end of the word:

  • physics'
Add an apostrophe s ('s) after the existing s at the end of the word:
  • physics's

Examples:

When I reviewed the course, I was surprised by physics' diversities.

When I reviewed the course, I was surprised by physics's diversities.

What is the possessive form of laboratory?

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The possessive form of laboratory is laboratory's.

What is the plural possessive of noun of wave?

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The plural possessive form of "wave" is "waves'".

What is the singular possessive of shampoo?

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The singular possessive of "shampoo" is "shampoo's".

For example:

The shampoo's bottle is leaking

What is the plural possessive for Ph D?

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The plural is Ph.Ds or PhDs (people) and the plural possessive is PhDs'.

(the abbreviation with a period or periods is normally used after a name)

Is fire's flame an example of a possessive noun -?

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No, "fire's flame" is not an example of a possessive noun. "Fire" and "flame" are both nouns, but "fire's" is a possessive form indicating ownership. An example of a possessive noun is "the dog's tail."

What is the possessive noun for chemists?

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The possessive noun for "chemists" is "chemists'."

How would you write a sentence using a possessive noun using the two words recommendation and credentials properly?

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Example sentences:

The recommendation's validity is based on the reliability of its source.

Their credentials' authenticity is reviewed before they are considered.

Is fire's flame an example of a possessive noun?

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No, "fire's flame" is not an example of a possessive noun. "Fire's" is a possessive pronoun indicating ownership, while "flame" is a noun describing the object. "Fire's flame" simply combines these two elements to describe the flame belonging to a fire.