Possessive nouns are used to indicate ownership.

Possessive nouns usually are formed by adding an apostrophe (') and s.

  • John's book
  • Kerry's car
  • Grandma's mirror

When a noun is plural and ends in s, just add an apostrophe (').

  • The kids' toys
  • My parents' house
  • The teachers' lounge

If two people own one thing, add the apostrophe and s to the second person only.

  • John and Mary's new house
  • David and Sue's wedding
  • Tom and Doug's car

If two people own separate things, add the apostrophe and s for each person.

  • Susan's and Beth's books
  • Jean's and Dan's pants
  • Ben's and Jim's offices

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Words

demanding someone's total attention and love

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