Possessives: nouns

Level: beginner

We add 's to singular nouns to show possession:

We are having a party at John's house.
Michael drove his friend's car.

We add ' to plural nouns ending in -s:

This is my parents' house.
Those are ladies' shoes.

But we use 's with irregular plural nouns:

men women children people

These are men's shoes.
Children's clothes are very expensive.

We can use a possessive instead of a full noun phrase to avoid repeating words:

Is that John's car?
     No, it's Mary's. (NOT No, it's Mary's [car].)

Whose coat is this?
     It's my wife's.
 (NOT It's my wife's [coat].)

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Submitted by murat1980 on Thu, 05/04/2012 - 20:16

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this one is easy.

Submitted by olessyashu on Tue, 03/04/2012 - 23:38

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Hello,

How are you?

 What is going on?

I am very happy learn English and everything ok.

Thank you, Olessya

Submitted by raphaeldat on Mon, 26/03/2012 - 19:19

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That's good, I learn a lot whit it.