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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #30254: Possession
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: General [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Possessive case - Possessive or genitive Case. - Possessive adjectives and pronouns. - Possessive idioms - Whose and use - Pronouns and Determiners - Genitive - Possessive case
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                                                            POSSESSIVE / GENITIVE CASE

    I° Rule


    's  train
    owner]  's  [thing]

    Other examples:

                                                'S                             Tom  's  dog

                                                'S                          Tom  's  sister

    2°  Possesseurs multiples

                     and  'S                      Tom and Sarah 's  cousin           (1   's)

    Tom & Sarah : 1 cousin (the same)


                    'S and'S                   Tom 's and Sarah 's  copybooks    (2  's )

    Tom has a copybook and Sarah has a copybook.


                 --1) Ending in  '-s'

                         their        '                      their grandparentshouse

                  --2)  : irregular plural

                      the     ' S    the children's seesaw

    (Same rule with:  Charles's seesaw. This is not a plural. It is pronounced [iz])

    4°  No object


                --1° cas :  To avoid a repetition...

                         a) This isn't your coat, this is Tom 's         ('coat') 

                          b)  Sarah's bike and Tom's          


                --2°  shop    house    church    cathedral  

                         a)  I often go to the baker's (the baker' s shop )

                                                  to  the butcher's        to the florist's  

                         b) Mary went to Peter's    ( Peter's house)       

                             Mary went to Mrs. Smith's                              

                             Mary went to the Smiths'                                


                            St Paul's Cathedral                                      St Paul's in 1896



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    1. Today is a great day at the
    2. It's . She is proud to be 8 years old. Mum has already cooked a chicken but she hasn't enough flour to make the cake.
    3. Dad goes to the . The neighbour isn't at home.
    4. Dad has to drive to the to buy some flour.
    5. Sarah who is looking out of the window cries out: ' Mum, I can see car in the street.'
    6. Aunt Lena is . Mum is a bit nervous but Lena calms her down and says:
    7. 'Here are presents. ______ (Sarah)___(Tom)'
    8. Aunt Lena is a nice person, she knows that Tom will be pleased to receive a little gift even if it isn't his birthday but his
    9. Tom, Sarah and their cousin Mark go upstairs into the . Dad has finally brought back some flour, the cake is in the oven.
    10. When Mum looks for the children she strangely finds them in the . They are playing quietly asking questions to each other,
    11. Mark, my father's father's father is my . Come on children! lunch is ready, Sarah the candles are on the cake

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