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Know Your Apostrophes: Marking Possession 3

In this worksheet, students practise using apostrophes to mark possession for nouns with irregular plurals.

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'Know Your Apostrophes: Marking Possession 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Punctuation: Colons, Semicolons & Apostrophes

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Worksheet Overview


One of the uses of the apostrophe is to mark possession, which means who something belongs to.

For example:

the boys' tricycles = the tricycles belonging to the boys


The word boys is a plural noun (plural means 'more than one').

Most plural nouns end in 's', and we put the apostrophe after the 's'.


However, some plural nouns do not end in 's', such as men and children. In this case we put an apostrophe and then an 's'.

the children's books = the books belonging to the children


If something belongs to more than one named person we usually put the apostrophe and 's' after the last name in the list.

Jim and Jack's dog

Kate, Jo and Amy's house


Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?


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