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Possessives

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Valerie Grenawalt

on 11 December 2014

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Transcript of Possessives

Things You MUST Know About Apostrophes
Brought to you by: Mrs. Grenawalt
What? You've Got To Be Kidding!!!
waitress's shoe
Both forms are correct!
Add 'S OR just ' to singular words ending in s
Examples:
Charles's computer
Kansas' highways
Class's opinion
Etta James' singing
You will find this if you Google "waitress's shoe"...
This NEVER shows ownership:
IT'S
THIS shows ownership:
ITS
NEVER!!!
I once read that you should only use an exclamation point if the world is ending, so you can see that I feel very strongly about this.
The cat licked its paw.
Don't like all the nit-picky rules and exceptions?
TOO BAD. DEAL WITH IT
When you are old please do NOT send me a holiday card like this...
The Agulara's
6837 S. Cristina Way
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 10876
The Grenawalts
1492 South #YOLO Drive
Tallahasse, Florida, USA 31297
Is this person owning something here?
Thank you for watching and please use apostrophes correctly.
Ownership - Words Ending in S
waitress' shoe
Why?
I have no idea.
1) Just to clarify...
apostrophes show ownership
- not plurals. Ever.
no mine
Jake's money
mine
Martha's money
Plural Words Ending in S
Add only ' to show ownership
Three girls had dresses.
The girls' dresses.

NEVER use ' to show more than one!
Twenty dogs' were in the pack.
NO!
plural already
apostrophe only after the s
ownership
plural
someone owns something
could be 1 person = 's
could be 2+ people = s'
exceptions:


ends in s already = add 's or only '
2+ people doesn't end in S = 's
its shows ownership; it's means it is
USE '
USE S or ES
show more than one
three cars
two boxes
NO '
NEVER!!
EXCEPTION 1
EXCEPTION 2
EXCEPTION 3
PET PEEVE
The Agularas
6837 S. Cristina Way
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 10876

The Grenawalts
1492 South #YOLO Drive
Tallahasse, Florida, USA 31297

Ahhhhh..... better...
SEND ONE LIKE THIS
Some plural words don't end in s
Men's room
Women's room
there's more than one person here, but it doesn't end in s
Add 's like you would with a singular noun like boy's bike
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