possessive nouns
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What is a possessive noun?

Possessive nouns tell us who or what has or owns something. They answer the question Whose?
Recognizing possessive nouns is easy because they always show an apostrophe.

Look at the picture above. Goldie has three pets: a turtle, a parrot and a sheep. They are Goldie's pets. Here the word Goldie's is a possessive noun. It is letting you know that the noun pets belongs to Goldie. Goldie owns the pets.

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Examples of possessive nouns

Look at the picture above. There is a parrot on the left, and there are some parts of its body on the right. For example, you can see the parrot's eye. The word parrot's is a possessive noun. Why? Because it shows possession. The eye belongs to the parrot.

To make a single noun possessive, simply add an apostrophe and an s. But there are a few more rules to follow. Learn how to make possessive nouns in English with our interactive lesson.

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online and printable materials to help esl kids learn and practise possessive nouns

In this unit you will find resources for ESL teachers and students to learn English possessive nouns in a fun way.

Try our online activities and printable worksheets as well to convince kids that grammar can be fun!

You can work through the unit systematically or in any order you like.