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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #76341: Possessive case
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: General [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Possessive or genitive Case. - Possessive adjectives and pronouns. - Possessive idioms - Whose and use - Pronouns and Determiners - Genitive - Possessive case - Genitive case
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    Possessive case

    Genitive case

     Bob's schoolbag General rule: owner + 's + thing
     The children's skittles Plural NOT ending in -s => general rule
     The ghosts' house Plural ending in -s => only an apostrophe
     Thomas's school Not a plural ending in -s => general rule
     Pythagoras' theorem Not a plural ending in -s => general rule
     Ken and Jean's dogONE dog belonging to Ken AND Jean
     Ann's and Tom's dogsTWO dogs: one belonging to Ann AND one belonging to Tom
     Freddy's bike and Hannah's  'bike' is not required twice, you can add it.
     At the grocer's, the florist's Shops: 'shop' is omitted
     My boss's boss's boss                                      Rare

     Latin and Greek names
                 Dickens's novels  /  Dickens' novels                 Hercules' labours (ici l'Hydre de Lerne)


              With everyone, somebody, anybody, no one...
     Everybody's business is nobody's business (prov.) 
     It's not mine! It must be someone else's book.


                     Other uses:
                                                                 Time and distance.
     Let's take a ten minutes' break
     A week's trip
     The hundred years'  war
     A five miles' drive
     A two kilometres' walk                             

         After a hard day's work he is exhausted.

     Today's paper
     Last night's events
     Next year's elections
     New Year's eve
     London's museums                                    

      Switzerland is one of the world's cleanest countries.


     A sailor's hat

                                          Asking questions
    Whose car is it?
    It's Anne's car.
    It's her car.
    It's hers.

     Whose rocket is it?          
                                                                                                                  It's Tintin and Snowy's rocket.


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    Mary looks so beautiful! Do you know ?
    It must be very expensive!
     were written at , do you remember them?
     Suzan, I can't find . Look! It's at
    Whose dog is on ? It's .
    Caroline! Have you seen ? She can't find them. This is , it's very nice and comfortable.

     I need a  pair of glasses, so I'm going to  this afternoon.
     I have to study  for tomorrow.
    The bank is only  from here.
    has been postponed because of the weather.

    Whose sticks are they? They are .
    They are
     Whose car is it?  It's .  Whose sceptre is it?  It's .
     Whose cup is this?  It's not mine, it's

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