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Elementary - Possessive 's

Monday, 01 June 2009
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English grammar lesson on-line for elementary level students - An explanation of possessive 's with audio explanation and printable exercises.

Paul is Sara's brother.

That's Carl's pencil.

It's Martin's school.


We use possessive 's with a person to talk about relatives and possessions.

  • They are Lisa's parents.
  • It's Jonh's car.

We use possessive 's with irregular plural people: men, women, children, people.

  • These are my children's toys.
  • Those women's skirts are too short.

We use possessive s' with regular plural people.

  • They are my parents' friends.

We never use 's with things.

  • The end of the story (NOT the story's end).


Possessive 's English Power (C) 2010
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