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Pronoun Case


Rule 6:
To use a possessive noun, add an apostrophe and sometimes an 's' to the noun.
If the noun ends in s, add just an apostrophe.

Example:

• The boys' bicycles were locked in the bicycle rack.

If the noun ends in s but the possessive form of the noun is pronounced with an extra s sound, add an apostrophe and an s.

Example:

• This is Chris's book.

If the noun does not end in s, add an apostrophe and an s.

Example:

• The boy's puppy was a Christmas gift.
• This is Mary's book.
• The children's department is on the fourth floor.


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