Possessive nouns are used to indicate ownership.
Possessive nouns usually are formed by adding an apostrophe (') and s.
When a noun is plural and ends in s, just add an apostrophe (').
If two people own one thing, add the apostrophe and s to the second person only.
If two people own separate things, add the apostrophe and s for each person.
Q. Which of the following is not correct?
(i) Dr. Hunts has a new computer.
(ii) Dr. Hunts's new computer is working well.
(iii) Dr. Hunts' computer is new.
Both (ii) and (iii) are the correct answers. In your writing, you should be consistent. If you choose to leave the final 's' out, then leave it out throughout your writing.
|1. What are possessive nouns?|
|2. How do I use possessive nouns in a sentence?|
|3. Can possessive nouns be used with inanimate objects?|
|4. What is the difference between possessive nouns and plural nouns?|
|5. Are there any exceptions or irregularities in forming possessive nouns?|