Those crazy little apostrophes

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POSSESSIVE NOUNS
Apostrophes are little marks of punctuation, but
they can have a big effect on meaning.
Let’s Look!!
These old bags in the corner are my grandmothers. (Say what??)
Is this what you mean?? No!! Plural noun
LET’S KEEP TALKING!
Those old bags in the corner are my grandmother’s.
That’s more like it…Possessive noun
RULES, RULES, RULES…
1. To form the possessive of a singular noun,
simply add ‘s
The monster’s nose
The ant’s antennas
RULE #2
If a noun is plural and ends in s, just add an
apostrophe at the end of the word.
The monsters’ noses
The ants’ antennas
RULE #3
If a noun is plural and does not end in s, add ‘s at
the end of the word.
The children’s candy
The mice’s whiskers
LET’S SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!!!
Write each word with an apostrophe
mistake in its correct form by
either adding or taking out an
apostrophe.
If the sentence is correct, write C.
CRAZY LITTLE APOSTROPHES #1
Are Mr.Potato Heads kids called
tater tots?
ANSWER #1
Are Mr.Potato Head’s kids called
tater tots?
CRAZY LITTLE APOSTROPHES #2
Why aren’t ducks bills called bobs?
ANSWER #2
Why aren’t ducks’ bills called bobs?
CRAZY LITTLE APOSTROPHES # 3
Some fleas fangs cause pain when
they stick into skinny peoples
veins.
ANSWER # 3
Some fleas’ fangs cause pain when
they stick into skinny people’s
veins.
CRAZY LITTLE APOSTROPHES # 4
Norman and Broomhilda’s poodle is
an amazing tap dancer.
ANSWER # 4
C
It’s correct!
I CAN STATEMENTS ~
I Can…
*Identify plural nouns!
*Identify singular possessive nouns!
*Identify plural possessive nouns!
Yes, you
can!!
REFERENCE
Campbell, Cathy. The Giggly Guide
to Grammar. Shoreham, VT:
Discover Writing, 2008.

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