Possessive Noun with Examples

What is the Possessive Noun?

The possessive noun is used to indicate that someone or something belongs to or is associated with someone or something else.

Possessive Noun Examples

Making nouns possessive is easy and straightforward, all you have to do is add apostrophe-s (‘s) for singular nouns.

Examples of possessive for singular nouns:

If the noun is plural and does not end with -s, then you can add the apostrophe.

Examples of possessive for plural nouns:

Note: Only the last word of the noun phrases takes the possessive form.


Sometimes possessive nouns are used for emphasis or when it makes a string of possessives as in the following example:


Exceptions to the general rule

Individual possession is indicated by apostrophes for each possessor.