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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 form of judges?

The plural form is judges; the plural possessive form is judges'.

The judges' cars were vandalized in the courthouse parking lot.

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What is the singular possessive of church?

The possessive form of the singular noun church is church's.

example: We took up a collection to repair the church's roof.

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What is the singular possessive form of Hernandez?

The singular possessive is Hernandez's.

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What is the possessive form of Gomez?

The possessive form for the proper noun Gomez is Gomez's.

Example: The vegetables came from Mr. Gomez's garden.

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What is the correct spelling of the singular possessive form of lady?

The possessive form of the singular noun lady is lady's.

Example: What is the lady's name?

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What is the singular possessive for county?

The singular possessive form for country is county's.

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What is the plural possessive form of school?

The plural is schools. The plural possessive form is schools' (apostrophe only).

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What is the possessive form of gentleman?

Possessive form of the noun gentleman is gentleman's. Example Sentence:

The gentleman's shirt was torn.

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What is the plural possessive for guy?

The plural form of the noun guy is guys.

The plural possessive form is guys'.

example: "All of the guys' notebooks were green, and the girls' were blue."

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What is plural possessive of society?

The plural form of the noun society is societies.

The plural possessive is societies'.

Example use: Throughout history, most societies'strength was the family unit; usually the extended family.

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What is the plural possessive form of the word inventor?

The plural form of the noun inventor is inventors.

The plural possessive form is inventors'.

Example: All of the inventors' chances for receiving the grant are equal.

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What is the plural possesive form of library?

The plural form of the noun library is libraries.The plural possessive form is libraries'.

Example sentence:

"All our county libraries' hours of operation states that they are closed on Sundays."

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What is the rule for using apostrophes to show possession of proper nouns ending in s?

The possessive singular of all English nouns, regardless of spelling, is formed by the addition of -'s. Possessive singulars always sound like plurals in -s. In the case of singular nouns already ending in -s, Morris, for example, the possessive has one more syllable, just as the plural does, so that Morris's is pronounced just like Morrises.

Some think and even teach that singulars in -s may form the possessive as if they were plurals, by adding the apostrophe alone. This is wrong, since the apostrophe has no sound, and cannot add the syllable needed. For example, the incorrectly spelled Russ' must be pronounced Russ, not Russes, and therefor it cannot be the correct possessive singular of Russ.

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If you want to show possession in a sentence, add an apostrophe after the owners name and then add s.

Example: the cat's toy

If the name of the owner ends in an s or z then you just put a apostrophe at the end

Example: Miss. Sparks' Class

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What is the plural possessive form of horses?

The possessive form for the plural noun horses is horses'.

Example: The horses' stable is beside the barn. (the stable for horses)

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What is the correct spelling of Chris in the possessive form?

There are two accepted forms for possessive singular nouns that end with an S:

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

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

Examples:

I met Chris's fiance at the party.

I met Chris' fiance at the party.

*Because the S here is sounded, the apostrophe S is the preferred form, with the notable exception that the AP Stylebook suggests the apostrophe only.

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

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What is the plural possessive form sand?

sand's

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Rewrite as a possesive noun the tusks and ears of the elephant?

The elephant's tusks and ears. The possessive noun is in bold.

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What is the singular possessive of puppy?

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

Example: The puppy's name is Felix.

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How do you put musicians as a possessive noun?

The possessive form of the noun musicians is musicians'.

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What is the possessive form of month?

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

Example: Each month's schedule is posted on this bulletin board.

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What is the possessive noun for the rattle of the snake?

The possessive form for "the rattle of the snake" is the snake's rattle.

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What is the singular and plural possessive noun for pitcher?

The singular possessive form of the noun pitcher is pitcher's.

Example: The batter could not get a clue from the pitcher's face.

The plural form of the noun pitcher is pitchers.

The plural possessive form is pitchers'.

Example: The pitchers' handles were stems with a variety of colored flowers.

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Give the possessive noun for eggs belonging to that bird?

The possessive form is 'that bird's eggs'.

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How do write banana as a possessive noun?

The possessive form for banana is banana's. Example sentence:

The banana's peel was still green.

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What is the plural possessive form of salmon?

The plural possessive for salmon can be written either salmon's or salmons' - as the plural of salmon can be written as either salmon or salmons.

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