English /Grammar & Language /Possessive Nouns

Browse our collection of possessive noun worksheets and resources. A possessive noun shows ownership, or possession. A possessive noun is punctuated using an apostrophe. For singular possessive nouns, the apostrophe belongs before the s. For plural possessive nouns, the apostrophe belongs after the s (unless the plural possessive noun is irregular, in which case the apostrophe belongs before the s). Watch our Possessive Nouns Video.

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Missing Apostrophes: Contractions & Possessive Nouns

Apostrophes are missing for contractions and possessive nouns. Rewrite each sentence adding apostrophes in the correct places.

Contraction or Possessive Noun?

Find the apostrophe in each sentence. Circle to show whether the apostrophe is for a contraction or a possessive noun.

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