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Plurals, Possessives, and Contractions
Possessive Nouns A possessive noun tells who or what owns or has something. Singular noun – Rita has a book about baseball. Singular possessive noun – Rita’s book is about baseball. Plural noun – Several cities have baseball teams. Plural possessive noun – These cities’ teams attract fans.
Possessive Nouns To form the possessive of singular nouns and plural nouns not ending in s, and an apostrophe and s (‘s). To form the possessive of plural nouns ending in s, add just an apostrophe at the end of the word. Two Important Rules: THE ONLY TIME YOU ADD JUST AN APOSTROPHE IS IF IT’S A PLURAL NOUN ENDING IN S!!! YOU NEVER USE AN APOSTROPHE TO MAKE A NOUN PLURAL—ONLY FOR POSSESSIVES AND CONTRACTIONS!!!
Possessive Nouns All singular nouns; plural nouns not ending in s Ex: a girl’s name Add an apostrophe and Ms. Ames’s class s (‘s) the men’s cars Plural nouns ending in s the babies’ toys Add just an the chairs’ legs apostrophe (‘) at the end of the boys’ dog plural noun.
Writing Possessive Nouns Write the possessive form of the noun in parentheses. 1. The teacher read (Doris) composition. 2. I took my little brother to the (children) story hour at the library. 3. The (Barkleys) house stands on the corner. 4. Is (Dallas) climate hot enough for you? 5. My (parents) cars are parked in the driveway.
Writing Possessive Nouns 6. The (judge) decision is final. 7. You will find (men) suits on the third floor. 8. Return this key to the (boys) locker room. 9. I have seen many of (Florida) tourist attractions. 10. I got (Tiger Woods) autograph!
Writing Possessive Nouns 1. The teacher read Doris’s composition. 2. I took my little brother to the children’s story hour at the library. 3. The Barkleys’ house stands on the corner. 4. Is Dallas’s climate hot enough for you? 5. My parents’ cars are parked in the driveway.
Writing Possessive Nouns 6. The judge’s decision is final. 7. You will find men’s suits on the third floor. 8. Return this key to the boys’ locker room. 9. I have seen many of Florida’s tourist attractions. 10. I got Tiger Woods’s autograph!
Recognizing Plurals, Possessives, and Contractions A contraction is a word made by combining two words and leaving out one or more letters. An apostrophe shows where the letters have been omitted. Examples: Don’t = do not They’re = they are Weren’t = were not I’ll = I will
Contraction Hints An ‘re on the end means “are” (they’re=they are) An ‘ll means “will” (he’ll=he will) An ‘ve means “have” (I’ve=I have) An n’t means “not” (didn’t=did not) A ‘d means “would” or “had” (she’d=she would) An ‘s on the end of a contraction means “is” or “has” (she’s=she is) Olivia’s going to the movie. The baby’s crying.
Recognizing Plurals, Possessives, and Contractions Plural Noun The students wrote a play. Plural Possessive Noun The students’ play is good. Singular Possessive Noun I saw the student’s performance. Contraction The student’s the author.
Identifying Plurals, Possessives, and Contractions Identify the italicized word in each sentence by writing plural noun, singular possessive noun, plural possessive noun, or contraction. 1. The nurses’ committee will meet on Monday. 2. Keely’s parents attend all her softball games. 3. My aunt’s left for a trip to China. 4. Many students volunteer throughout the community. 5. No opponent has defeated the girls’ basketball team.
Identifying Plurals, Possessives, and Contractions 6. Have you found the dog’s leash? 7. Harrison’s washing the family car. 8. The principal called the boy’s parents. 9. The astronauts’ voyage to the moon was a success. 10. The Pattons moved to Santa Fe last month.
Identifying Plurals, Possessives, and Contractions 1. plural possessive noun 2. singular possessive noun 3. contraction 4. plural noun 5. plural possessive noun
Identifying Plurals, Possessives, and Contractions 6. singular possessive noun 7. contraction 8. singular possessive noun 9. plural possessive noun 10. plural noun