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Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns— Let's Practice!

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Today we are practicing singular and plural possessive nouns with Goopaw! This video contains examples to help you further practice and grow confident in this area.

Transcript Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns— Let's Practice!

Goopaw says get ready to practice singular and plural possessive nouns! Remember, we add an apostrophe, then 's' for singular possessive nouns, an apostrophe after the 's' for regular plural possessive nouns, and an apostrophe, then 's' for irregular plural possessive nouns. Here is an example. The cards belong to Bill. How do we write this with a possessive noun? Bill is a singular noun, so add an apostrophe then 's', and write Bill's cards. Let's look at another example. The toys belong to my cousins. How do we write this with a possessive noun? Cousins is a regular plural noun, so add an apostrophe at the end, and write my cousins' toys. Here is the next example. My cousin has a friendly dog. How do we write this with a possessive noun? This time, cousin is a singular noun, so add an apostrophe then 's', and write my cousin's friendly dog. Get ready for the next example. The wheels belong to the car. How do we write this with a possessive noun? Car is a singular noun, so add an apostrophe then 's', and write the car's wheels. Here is the final example. The running shoes belong to Jonas. How do we write this with a possessive noun? Jonas is a singular noun, but since it already ends with an 's', we add the apostrophe at the end this time! Then we write, Jonas' running shoes. Goopaw had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

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Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns— Let's Practice! exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns— Let's Practice!.
  • Which of following phrases is a singular possessive noun?

    Hints

    Look at each option carefully and identify whether the possessive noun, girl, is singular or plural.

    Singular possessive nouns show that someone or something owns or has something.

    Add an apostrophe and an "s" ('s) to the end of the singular noun to show possession.

    Pay close attention to the placement of the apostrophe in each option. Is it in the right place to indicate possession?

    Solution

    The correct answer is "the girl's shoes" as it is a singular possessive noun indicating that the shoes belong to one girl.

    "The girls' shoes" is a plural possessive noun indicating that the shoes belong to multiple girls.

    "The girls shoes" is not a possessive noun at all, but rather a plural noun indicating that there are multiple shoes belonging to girls.

    "The girls shoes'" is not grammatically correct as it includes an unnecessary apostrophe at the end.

  • Let's review regular plural possessive nouns!

    Hints

    Use s' to indicate possession with regular plural nouns that end in s.

    Remember that for regular plural possessive nouns, you need to add an apostrophe after the "s."

    Below is an example.

    Regular Plural Possessive Nouns

    • Incorrect: The cat's bowls were empty.
    • Correct: The cats' bowls were empty.
    Solution

    To form regular plural possessive nouns, add an apostrophe (') after the plural noun.

    See the answers below.

    1.) Our neighbors' bikes are in the garage. (plural noun: neighbors; possessive form: neighbors')

    2.) The students' desks are in the classroom. (plural noun: students; possessive form: students')

    3.) Those teachers' books are on the shelf. (plural noun: teachers; possessive form: teachers')

    4.) The employees' phones are charging on the table. (plural noun: employees; possessive form: employees')

    5.) My siblings' gloves are in the drawer. (plural noun: siblings; possessive form: siblings')

  • Can you spot the nouns and possessive nouns?

    Hints

    Irregular plural possessive nouns show that more than one person or thing owns or has something, but do not follow the standard pluralization rules and still require an apostrophe to show possession.

    Add an apostrophe and an "s" to the end of an irregular plural possessive noun to make it possessive. ('s)

    Example: "The mice's cheese"

    Plural nouns are used to describe more than one person, animal, object, or idea.

    Example: "The dogs were having so much fun."

    Singular possessive nouns show that one person or thing owns or has something.

    Add an apostrophe and an "s" to the end of the singular noun to make it possessive. ('s)

    Example: "The dog's bone"

    Regular plural possessive nouns show that more than one person or thing owns or has something.

    Add an apostrophe to the end of a plural noun that ends in "s" to make it possessive. (s')

    Example: "The dogs' bones"

    Solution

    Goopaw's is a singular possessive noun.

    Birds' and lions' are regular plural possessive nouns.

    Campers is a plural noun.

    Children's is an irregular plural possessive noun.

  • Show your knowledge of singular, plural, and irregular plural possessive nouns.

    Hints

    Irregular plural possessive nouns show that multiple things own something and have an apostrophe and s ('s) after the irregular plural nouns.

    Singular possessive nouns indicate ownership by one thing and have an apostrophe and s ('s) after the singular noun.

    Regular plural possessive nouns show that multiple things own something and have an apostrophe and s ('s) after the regular plural noun.

    There are two singular possessive nouns.

    There are two regular plural possessive nouns.

    There are two irregular plural possessive nouns.

    Solution

    Singular possessive nouns

    sister's

    Regular plural possessive nouns

    friends' parents'

    Irregular plural possessive nouns

    women's

  • Help Goopaw practice nouns!

    Hints

    Think about the situation in the sentence and determine what kind of noun would make the most sense in that situation.

    Determine whether the noun shows possession.

    If the noun shows possession, how does it relate to the other words in the sentence?

    Pay close attention to the position of the apostrophe.

    Read the completed sentences aloud to see if your answer choices make sense.

    Solution

    To solve the activity, first determine who or what each sentence is talking about. Then determine what noun options show possession. Pay close attention to the placement of the apostrophes. Last, place the nouns where they fit best within the sentences.

    See the answers below.

    1.) Goopaw wants to go to Bill's house.

    2.) My friends rode their bikes to the mall.

    3.) These are my dog's new toys.

    4.) Those are Jonas' running shoes.

  • Can you identify singular and plural possessive nouns?

    Hints

    Identifying Singular Possessive Nouns

    1.) Look for a singular noun, which refers to one person, place, thing, or idea.

    2.) Check if the noun shows ownership or possession of something.

    3.) Add an apostrophe and an "s" at the end of the noun to make it possessive.

    Example: The boy's hat, the dog's bone, the teacher's desk

    Identifying Plural Possessive Nouns

    1.) Look for a plural noun, which refers to more than one person, place, thing, or idea.

    2.) Check if the noun shows ownership or possession of something.

    3.) Add an apostrophe at the end of the noun to make it possessive.

    Example: The boys' hats, the dogs' bones, the teachers' desks

    Identifying Irregular Plural Possessive Nouns

    1.) Look for an irregular plural noun, which does not follow the typical pattern of adding "s" at the end to make it plural.

    2.) Check if the noun shows ownership or possession of something.

    3.) Add an apostrophe and an "s" at the end of the irregular plural noun to make it possessive.

    Example: women's laughter, cacti's flowers, people's opinions

    There are 4 singular possessive nouns.

    There are 4 regular plural possessive nouns.

    There are 4 irregular plural possessive nouns.

    Solution

    Singular Possessive Nouns

    • These words are nouns that show possession, so we add an apostrophe and "s" to make them singular possessive nouns. {smile's, bird’s, lion’s, piano’s}
    Plural Possessive Nouns

    • These words are plural nouns that show possession, so we add only an apostrophe to make them plural possessive nouns. {parents', kids’, birds’, dogs’}
    Irregular Plural Possessive Nouns

    • These words are irregular plural nouns that show possession, so we add an apostrophe and "s" to make them irregular plural possessive nouns. {men's, geese’s, children’s, mice’s}