Possessive Form of Nouns


The possessive form is used with nouns referring to people, groups of people, countries and animals
.

Susan owns a book. ('Susan' is the possessor or owner)
It is Susan´s book.
 
Germany has some a lot of forests. ('Europe' is the owner)
They are Germany's forests.

Possessive forms can also express other relationships:

Susan works in a book shop. This is Susan´s book shop.

Susan lives in this house. It is Susan´s house.

Forms:

To form the possessive, add 's ('apostrophe -s') to the noun.
If the noun is plural, or already ends in -s, just add:' (an apostrophe).
 
Exercise:
Please transform the phrase into a possessive form.

1.) The car of Emily = 

2.) The room of the boys = 

3.) Clothes for women =

4.) The mother of Sarah =

5.) The boat of the sailors =

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Answers:

1.) The car of Emily = Emily´s car.

2.) The room of the boys = The boys´ room.

3.) Clothes for women = Women's clothes.

4.) The mother of Sarah = Sarah's mother.

5.) The boat of the sailors = The sailors' boat.

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