What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types


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Which phrase correctly shows that Kendra and Zack jointly own a car together?

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1. Which phrase correctly shows that two children share a bedroom together?

2. Which phrase correctly shows that John Velasquez owns a cabin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Possessive nouns are used to show ownership. Make sure you understand how to use possessive nouns by identifying the correct possessive noun phrase on this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be asked to choose the correct use of the possessive noun phrase when the subject is a/n:

  • Collective noun
  • Irregular plural noun
  • Singular noun(s)
  • Regular plural noun

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related grammar lesson on possessive nouns
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve possessive noun practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the construction of possessive nouns for various subjects
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about possessive noun use with singular and plural nouns

Additional Learning

To learn more about possessive nouns, review the following lesson titled What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the definition of possessive noun
  • Understand when to use an apostrophe in noun posession
  • Analyze examples of possessive noun phrases