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Possessives

Looking to achieve a sense of ownership in your writing? Then check out this BrainPOP movie, in which Tim and Moby tell you everything you need to know about possessives. You’ll explore the simple changes that let you know something belongs to a noun or pronoun. See how adding an apostrophe and an “s” can turn nouns into possessive nouns. And you’ll discover the special possessive forms of “I,” “you,” and other pronouns. Plus, you’ll learn how to handle pesky exceptions like double “s” or the ever-tricky silent “s.” Before you know it, all the tools to be a possessives expert will be . . . in your possession!

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What are possessives?

In a book I read, the possessive for “boss” was written “boss’s.” But in a magazine, it was “boss’.” What's correct?

What is a possessive noun?