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Use Apostrophes to Show Ownership with Irregular Plurals

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

'Use Apostrophes to Show Ownership with Irregular Plurals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Possessive Apostrophes with Plurals

Popular topics:   Punctuation worksheets, Writing worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

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


boys on tricycles


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


children reading books


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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