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THE GENITIVE FORM We use the genitive ’s to express possession (of nouns). This s is preceded by an apostrophe, e.g. Romy’s mother. Type of word

Rule:

Example

+ ‘s

My teacher’s name is Miss Jones.

Plural nouns and words ending in -s

+‘

My grandparents’ only son

Names ending in -s – Most names – Classical or religious names

+ ‘s +‘

Charles’s friend. Jesus’ name.

Irregular plural nouns

+ ‘s

The children’s parents

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Singular nouns

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pl

Keep in mind: – If there are multiple nouns, add ’s only to the last noun. e.g. Peter and John’s mother is a teacher. – An apostrophe is never used to make the plural of a noun in English!

one hundred and eighty-eight

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