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PossessiveNouns



Possessivenounsareusedtoindicateownership.

Possessivenounsusuallyareformedbyaddinganapostrophe(')ands.

John'sbook
Kerry'scar
Grandma'smirror

Whenanounispluralandendsins,justaddanapostrophe(').

Thekids'toys
Myparents'house
Theteachers'lounge

Iftwopeopleownonething,addtheapostropheandstothesecondpersononly.

JohnandMary'snewhouse
DavidandSue'swedding
TomandDoug'scar

Iftwopeopleownseparatethings,addtheapostropheandsforeachperson.

Susan'sandBeth'sbooks
Jean'sandDan'spants
Ben'sandJim'soffices

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[Quiz3.1]

Whichofthefollowingisnotcorrect?

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1)Dr.Huntshasanewcomputer.
2)Dr.Hunts'snewcomputerisworkingwell.
3)Dr.Hunts'computerisnew.
4)Dr.Huntsoldcomputerisnotworking.

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