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It is used with nouns referring to people, groups of people, countries, and animals. 'Belonging to' or 'ownership' is one of the relationships it expresses :
For names ending in -s:
The car of John = John's
The possessive is also used to refer to shops, restaurants, churches
and colleges, using the name or job title of the owner. Examples:
I've got an appointment at the dentist's at eleven o'clock.
TEST Say if these sentences are correct or wrong.
1. Peter's boat is really beautiful. 2. I like dog's John. It is so cute! 3. I had a walk with Thomas's girlfriend. 4. Women's jobs are very hard! 5. I went to the dentist.
ANSWERS 1. Peter's boat is really beautiful. OK | 2. I like dog's John. It is so cute! WRONG> John's dog | 3. I had a walk with Thomas's girlfriend. OK | 4. Women's jobs are very hard! OK | 5. I went to the dentist. WRONG> to the dentist's.