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Possessive Case

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 at 6:35 AM

An apostrophe shows possession or ownership.

  •  singular noun + ‘s
    • e.g. The boy’s book is on the table. (one boy)
      • The book of the boy is on the table.
  • Plural noun ending in s + ‘
    • e.g. The boys’ books were lost in the storm. (More than one boy)
      • The books of the boys were lost in the storm.
  •  If there is a special plural form, add’s
    • e.g. the children’s books, the men’s hats, the women’s dresses