Possessive Nouns: Use of Apostrophe ‘s’ with Nouns for Class 1 English
The use of apostrophe and ‘s’ with nouns is used to demonstrate a connection of belonging between two things. Add an apostrophe and the letter ‘s’ to the end of noun to create a possessive noun. The students will learn from this concept the significance of using possessive (’s) and the rules of using it in a sentence.
In this learning concept, the students will learn:
- Use of an apostrophe and ‘s’ in a sentence.
- Learn the formation of possessive nouns.
- Apply possessive noun examples.
Each concept is explained to class 1 students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through
a concept, assess your learning by solving the possessive nouns worksheet printable worksheets given at the end of
Download the worksheet on possessive noun and check your answers with the worksheet solutions provided in PDF format.
What is a Possessive Noun ?
- A noun that shows someone’s ownership of something or a relationship with another personis called a possessive noun.
- A possessive noun is formed by adding apostrophes and the letter (’s) at the end of a noun to show ownership.
How to Write a Possessive Nouns Correctly?
To make words into possessive nouns, the structure of the word is as follows:
- This indicates the house belongs to Riya. Riya is the owner of the house.
- We made the noun (Riya) possessive by adding an apostrophe (‘) and the letter‘s’.
- We replaced the missing word with an apostrophe followed by the letter‘s’. The newly formed word will end with (‘s).
- In the above example,the children belong to the parent. The word ‘couple’s’ is a possessive noun.
- The possessive noun (couple’s) is created by adding an apostrophe and the letter (‘s) at the end of the noun (couple).
Possessive Nouns Rules
We can make a singular noun possessive by adding an apostrophe (‘s) to the end of the noun.
2. We only add (’) to a plural noun that endswith ‘s’ to make it a possessive noun. The letter ‘s’ is not added at the end of the noun.
There is more than one dog. So, the noun is a plural noun. We didn’t add ‘s’ at the end of the plural noun because it ends with ‘s’.
In the example, the noun ‘children’ is a plural noun. But we added an apostrophe and ‘s’ (‘s) because the plural noun doesn’t end with ‘s’.
If there are two or more people, places, or objects that share ownership of something or show possession, we’ll add an apostrophe (’) and the letter ‘s’ (’s) once and only with the last noun in the group.
The three children’s mothers are very kind. In order to make the nouns possessive, we used an apostrophe (’) and ‘s’ (‘s) at the end of the final noun (Vickey).
Don’t add ’s with a plural pronoun that ends with ‘s’ to make it a possessive noun.
- This is the kids’ playroom.
- This is the kids’s playroom.