Possessive nouns show ownership. For example, “the boy’s ball” shows that the ball belongs to the boy.
Here are 3 simple rules to follow for creating possessive nouns.
- If you want to show the possessive form of a singular noun, add -‘s. (boy → boy’s)
- For plural nouns that don’t end in -s, add -‘s. (children → children’s)
- Finally, for plural nouns that already end with an -s, add ‘. (dogs → dogs’)
In this possessive nouns worksheet, try to follow the 3 rules advice for guidance. Can you create the possessive form?
Possessive Nouns Worksheet Answers
First, write the singular form in section A using the rules described above. Next, write the plural possessive form in section B
Section A: Singular Form
France’s soccer team is one of the best in the world.
John’s book is in his school bag.
The dog’s bone is under the shed.
The baby’s toy is fun for adults too.
The car’s tire needed to be fixed
Section B: Plural Form
The books of the students → The students’ books.
The tools of the doctors → The doctors’ tools.
The toys of the children → The children’s toys.
The parents of the girls → The girls’ parents.
The cheese of the mice → The mice cheese.
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