When we want a person, place, or thing to display ownership, we will use these forms of words. Demonstrating this in a word is pretty simple you just and the end of the word with an apostrophe (‘) followed by the letter s. If we wanted to say that a baseball glove belonged to Gilbert, we would refer to the glove as Gilbert’s baseball glove. You may ask yourself why we would ever need to write with the use of possessive nouns. The answer is that these word forms make the language of the sentence flow much better. Otherwise you need to write a clunky sentence to express the same thought, such as: The baseball glove on the bench belongs to Gilbert. One way to negate a noun as being possessive is if it includes the word part self or selves. Both singular and plural nouns can be possessive.
The following collection of worksheets will help your students learn about possessive nouns. Activities include rewriting sentences to include a noun, identifying the correct noun for a given sentence, rewriting nouns to demonstrate the correct possessive form, determining if a given noun is in the correct form, writing a noun to fill in the blank in a given sentence, and more. Please Note: While answer keys have been provided for each activity sheet for instructors, in some cases, your students’ answers will vary.