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There is no such thing as a possessive noun.
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when we want to show that something belongs to somebody or something, we usually add 's to a singular noun and an apostrophe ' to a plural noun, for example:

  • the boy's ball (one boy)
  • the boys' ball (two or more boys)

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There is no such thing as a possessive noun. It should be possessive pronoun.

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What is a possessive noun


It is a common noun used in a possessive sense, eg "the boat's deck". As such it often involves adding an apostrophe-s to the noun. Where the noun already ends in an s, just the apostrophe may be added eg "the cars' exhaust fumes" for more than one car. The noun may have some other plural form, and we go back to the basic rule eg "the mice's cages".

Jan 31, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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What are possessive nouns


Possessive Form of a noun.
To express possession one appends an apostrophe followed by s ('s). That is the possessive form of the noun.
The paw of the tiger : the tiger's paw. Tiger's is the possessive form of the noun tiger.
When the noun is a plural ending in s, the possessive form could be ...s's or ...s'. Both forms are correct. If you are a student and your teacher insists on using one form rather than the other, do as you are expected. Once you start writing your own books, use the form that pleases you. It is just a matter of usage, and usage is changing all the time.

Jan 30, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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What is a possessive noun


There is no such thing as a possessive noun.
The real question should be : What is the possessive form of a noun? How do you show possession (ownership) relating to some noun?
To express possession (ownership) in English one appends an apostrophe (') followed by s. To append is to put at the end.
The nose of the moose can be expressed as the moose's nose.
The rule is straightforward. When the noun to which the ownership refers is in the plural, the rule can be applied as stated above append ('s). However if the mark of the plural is s (regular plural) some people want to use the rule above, some others say that the last s should not be appended..
Example: The hind legs of the wolves can be expressed as the wolves's hind legs or the wolves' hind legs. In the first expression you have wolves's while in the second you have wolves'.
Both rules are correct, but nowadays the tendency is to use the second form. It is a matter of usage.
If you are a student follow what your teacher says. When you write your own books, choose the one you want, but if your editor insists on using the other one, you have a problem.

Jan 16, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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What is a possessive noun


Abstract nouns.
There is no such thing as a possessive noun. It should be possessive pronoun.

Oct 30, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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What is a possessive noun


A noun you add an 's to. Example: the boy's ball, the teacher's pet, etc.... In these 2 example, boy's and teacher's are possessive nouns.

Oct 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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What does possessive noun mean


A possessive noun is a noun indicating ownership or possession. For example 'the story of the witness' can be turned into 'the witness's story'.
The possessive is shown by adding an 's to the end of a noun or just an ' after plural nouns already ending in -s. Examples:
the car of my mother = my mother's car
the teacher of our class = our class's teacher
the coats of the children = the children's coats
the covers of the books = the books' covers
the meeting of the bosses = the bosses' meeting

The possessive is also used as a shorthand for something that does not literally belong to that person or thing, it's used in place of 'of' or 'for'. Examples:
The ladies' room does not belong to ladies, it means that it is designated for the use of ladies.
A store that sells men's suits doesn't sell suits that belong to some men, it sells suits for men.
A book of Shakespeare's plays are not plays that belong to Mr. Shakespeare, they are plays written by him.

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Wha is a possessive noun


a noun that gets jealous if another noun goes nears it's verb.

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