Apostrophes are used to show possession (ownership)
Most singular nouns use 's to show possession. ex. The dog's dish is empty. - the dish is owned by the dog
If the plural form of a noun ends in -s, add only an apostrophe. ex. The birds' nests lined the edge of the building - more than one bird. If you used bird's, it would suggest only one bird
If the plural form does not end in -s, use 's. ex. The children's coats were soaked from the rain. - more than one child
Activity Directions: Change “______ of the ______” phrases into possessive noun phrases using an apostrophe. 1. I need to wash the clothes of my son. ___My son's clothes______________. 2. The colors of the college are green and yellow. _______________________. 3. The kid of Joe is an energetic boy. _________________________________. 4. Listen to the story of the family. __________________________________. 5. I want to go to the sale of the store. _________________________________. 6. Do you want to listen to the music of the band? _______________________. 7. The price of the toy is large. ______________________________________. 8. Look at the color of the sky. ______________________________________. 9. The artwork of Picasso is well known. ______________________________. 10. The sound of the boat was loud. __________________________________.