– Possessive Case
read the two sentences below.
The book of the Ria is on the desk.
The Ria’s book is on the desk.
Which sentence sound better?
first sentence is long and seems awkward to speak whereas second sentence short
and straightforward. We use possessive
case to show possession (i.e. ownership or belongings).
Rules for Possessive Nouns
In case singular nouns and plural nouns
that do not end in “s”, possessive case is formed by adding apostrophe and “s”
to the noun.
Singular noun- Ayush’s toy
Plural noun not ending in “s” – Women’s
In case of plural ending in “s”, possessive
case is formed by adding only apostrophe to the plural noun.
For example: Companies’
In case of hyphenated and compound noun,
add apostrophe + s to the end of the words.
Sister-in-law’s purse (hyphenated words)
The United Arab Emirates president’s name
When two or more nouns are used together,
add the apostrophe + s to the last noun only.
For example: Anu
and Tia’s kit