Finally, I got the time to join Mommy C5’s new meme…Continuous Learning. What I want to share this week is the possessive forms of nouns. I always get confuse as to when to add apostrophe and s (’s) or just an apostrophe (’) to the words that end in s. So here are some rules…
-Add only an apostrophe (’) to plural nouns ending in s.
e.g. the boys’ toys
-Add an apostrophe and s (’s) to one-syllable noun that ends in s.
e.g. Tess’s bag
However, if the next word starts with s, add only apostrophe (’) to the possessor.
e.g. Tess’ suitcase
-Add only an apostrophe (’) to more-than-one-syllable nouns ending in s.
e.g. Andres’ pants
-Add an apostrophe (’) to proper nouns with two or more syllables that have an s sound before the last s sound.
e.g. Moises’ house
Confusing, huh? But if you will know the rules by heart, you’ll not get confuse ever. Care to share some knowledge with us? Just hit the badge to join.