There are several common ways of showing possession
in English. The most common one is through use of
the apostrophe ( ' ):
Make most singular nouns possessive
If a singular noun ends in s or ss, it's
Dennis's car / Dennis' car
If a noun is plural and ends in s, make it
the boys' room
For common words with irregular
the children's toys
Possessives for words ending with s are
Dennis's / Dennis' = 'Dennisuz'
Charles's / Charles' = 'Charlesuz'
Russ's / Russ' = 'Russuz'
Bess's / Bess' = 'Bessuz.'
Singular possessive nouns ending with 's
your son's / your sons' =
the neighbor's / the neighbors' =
my brother's / my brothers' =
For singular / plural nouns, adding 's or '
his son's room = the room belonging to
his sons' room = the room belonging to
the neighbor's children = the children
the neighbors' children = the children
The combination 's doesn't always show
Mary's father ( 's shows possession )
Mary's intelligent ( 's = is )
Mary's working hard. ( 's = is )
Mary's been there many times. ( 's = has )
Mary's had problems. ( 's = has )