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					Plural Possessive Nouns



                  Created by
                 Andrea White
                  2nd Grade
Plural nouns are nouns that show
more than one.
            chairs
            berries
            birds
            papers
            books
You can show that more than
one person or thing owns
something.
          chairs’ cushions
          berries’ stems
          birds’ nest
          papers’ lines
          books’ pages
These kinds of nouns are
called plural possessive
nouns.
  The bikes’ helmets are in the closet.


  The toys’ shelves are full.


  The games’ boxes are over there.
If a plural noun (shows more than
one) ends in –s or –es, just add an
apostrophe (‘) at the end of the
word.
      The rabbits’ food is in the bowl.
      rabbits is a plural noun
      rabbits owns its food
      rabbits end with a s, just add ‘
      rabbits’ food
The cats’ paws are clean.
      cats is a plural noun.
      cats own their paws.
      cats end with a s
      just add a (‘)
      cats’ paws.
Many books’ covers are torn.

     books is a plural noun
     books own the covers.
     books ends with a s
     just add (‘)
     books’ covers
Let’s explore plural possessive nouns some
more.
 Plural nouns        Plural Possessive
 doctors             doctors’ ______
 girls               girls’ _______
 students            students’ _______
 balls               balls’ _______
 tigers              tigers’ _______
Some plural nouns do not end with
a s. Remember the nouns that
changed spelling.
           people
           mice
           teeth
           geese
           children
If a plural noun does not end in a s,
add an apostrophe (‘) and an s (‘s)
Plural Noun Plural Possessive Noun
people       people’s cars
mice         mice’s feet
teeth        teeth’s gums
geese        geese’s feathers
children     children’s balls
Which noun is plural possessive?


dogs’          dog’s

            dogs’
teacher’s        teachers’

     teachers’
lamps’       lamp’s

    lamps’
truck’s        trucks’

     trucks’
clocks’       clock’s

    clocks’
tree’s            trees’

         trees’
Now let’s change the nouns shown
in the ( ) to plural possessive nouns.


 The (mothers) meeting was long.

 The mothers’ meeting was long.
The (people) clothes were wet.


 The people’s clothes were wet.
The (pans) lids were off.


 The pans’ lids were off.
The (students) desks were moved.


The students’ desk were moved.
The (children) cupcakes were
yummy.


The children’s cupcakes were
yummy.
The (trees) leaves were changing
colors.

The trees’ leaves were changing
colors.
Let’s review…..

  A possessive noun shows who or
  what owns something.
  Add an apostrophe (‘) to make plural
  nouns that end in –s possessive.
  Add an apostrophe (‘) and an –s to
  make plural nouns that do not end in
  –s possessive.

				
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