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POSSESSIVE / GENITIVE CASE
Tom 's train
[owner] 's [thing]
'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 grandparents ' house
--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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