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.