Using possessive apostrophes
In this video lesson, our aim is to show you how to use possessive apostrophes.
- learning that in Standard Australian/New Zealand English regular plural nouns ending in ‘s’ form the possessive by adding just the apostrophe, for example ‘my parents' car’
- learning that in Standard Australian/New Zealand English for proper nouns the regular possessive form is always possible but a variant form without the second ‘s’ is sometimes found, for example ‘James’s house’ or ‘James’ house’
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Added on: 12th Aug 2016
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Understand how the grammatical category of possessives is signalled through apostrophes and how to use apostrophes with common and proper nouns