Possessive Nouns
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A possessive noun is a noun that names who or what has something.

Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the possessive of most singular nouns.

Add an apostrophe (') to form the possessive of plural nouns that end with s.

Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the possessive of plural nouns that do not end with s.


Identify the possessive noun in each sentence. If the noun is singular, write S in the blank beside the number. If it is plural, write P.

1. The clerk put my parents' luggage on the conveyor belt.

S
P

2. The attendants' uniforms were blue and gold.

S
P

3. The child's mother sat next to an empty seat.

S
P

4. The captain's voice came over the loudspeaker.

S
P

5. The attendant's instructions for an emergency landing were easy to understand.

S
P

6. The attendant heated the baby's bottle.

S
P

7. The ground crews' jobs were difficult in the stormy weather.

S
P

8. The coach started the boys' race.

S
P

9. Emilio borrowed Wendy's ruler.

S
P

10. The scientists' convention met yesterday.

S
P

11. The volunteers' program needs people.

S
P

12. The motorist's car skidded on the ice.

S
P

13. The agent's company sold property.

S
P

14. Mother's dinner begins at six o'clock.

S
P

15. The citizen's group praised the law.

S
P

16. The pupil's workbook had few errors.

S
P

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