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Inductive grammar lesson

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Adriaan van der Werff

on 22 October 2014

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Transcript of Inductive grammar lesson

The genitive or possessive case
Inductive grammar lesson
Who's book is that?
Introduction
Handout
Exercise
-We went to Ange's house last night.
-I went to my friends' party.
-The children's toys are all over the room.
-The actress's role was very difficult.
-The president of Chile's speech was too long.
- My car is older than John's.
What and why?
What is the apostrophe s?
The Apostrophe S is normally used to show possession, that there is a relationship between two things or that something belongs to another.
-John's car

Singular nouns
Add -'S
-We went to Ange's house last night.

Plural nouns ending in -S
-I went to my friends' party.

Plural nouns not ending in -S
Add -'S
-The children's toys are all over the room.

Singular nouns ending in -S
Add -'S
-The actress's role was very difficult.

As a part of a phrase
Add -'S or only the -' depending on the rules above
-The president of Chile's speech was too long.

No noun
Sometimes the noun after -'S is not necessary when the meaning is clear.
- My car is older than John's.
Recap
Questions
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