Forming The Possessive

The possessive form is used with nouns referring to people, groups of people, countries, and animals. It shows a relationship of belonging between one thing and another. To form the possessive, add apostrophe + s to the noun. If the noun is plural, or already ends in s, just add an apostrophe after the s.

1. Mike’s car broke down on the highway last weekend.

2. Men’s clothes are usually on the 2nd floor in most stores.

3. Lauren is sleeping at the Smith’s house tonight.

4.The bird’s nest is falling apart.

5. The politician’s hypocrisy was deeply shocking.

6. The sailor’s boat needed major repairs after the storm.

7. America’s job market is full of opportunities at every level.

8. Professor Brown’s book was never published.

9. Van Gogh’s work is famous all over the world.

10. Italy’s healthcare system is among the best in the world.



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