Possession

To show possession, you use apostrophe s (‘s) in English. Sometimes you only write the apostrophe…. Check out the information below!Schermafbeelding 2016-03-08 om 00.25.53

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Check these links out for more practise! Click here, here and here. You can also click here and here (lots of exercises in this last one!).

In short…

Singular Example Plural Example
Always + ‘s

 

 

 

Mostly + ‘s

 

When a word ends with an s, only add ‘

Boy’s The boy’s bike

De jongen zijn fiets

Children’s The children’s bikes

De kinderen hun fietsen

Joss’s That’s Joss’s coat

Dat is Joss zijn jas

Men’s The men’s work

De mannen hun werk

Mouse’s The mouse’s cage

De muis zijn kooi

Sisters’ Your sisters’ coats are over there

Jouw zussen hun jassen zijn daar

 

Sometimes though, you have to use the word ‘of’

Check out these links:

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/s_of.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/nouns_articles/s_of.htm

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/fr/grammaire/grammaire-britannique/possession-john-s-car-a-friend-of-mine

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/30385/apostrophe-s-vs-of