Using Apostrophe in the Possessive Case
The possessive Case of the Nouns '/'s conveys the following meanings:
You can form the possessive case using '/'s depending on each particular case. Study the rules in the table below to form possessives correctly.
|For nouns in singular: the manager's papers;||For nouns ending in 's Dickens' novels (though 's is also possible: Dickens's). But for nouns ending in 'ss apostrophe s is more common to avoid confusion in pronunciation - boss's car )|
|For irregular plural nouns not ending in 's: children's toys||For plural nouns ending in 's: my parents' house|
In compound nouns the apostrophe s is added to the last word: my mother-in-law's present.
To indicate joint ownership add 's to the last noun: Bill and Steve's music store.