Exercise A: Possessive Nouns
Choose the correct form of the possessive noun to complete each sentence.
__________ alarm clock sounded very early this morning.
___________ are very basic.
a) The caveman's tools
b) The tools of the caveman
c) The cavemans' tools
The ____________ coffee is very hot.
___________ will be very interesting.
a) Quinns' movie
b) Quinn's movie
c) The movie of Quinn
__________ dog is his best friend.
__________ are getting very complicated!
a) The projects of Milton
b) Miltons' projects
c) Milton's projects
Bobby will have to send thank you cards to all of his __________ addresses.
Something is definitely wrong with __________!
a) Ellens blender
b) the blender of Ellen
c) Ellen's blender
___________ called to say that they are her best students!
a) The teacher of the children
b) The children's teacher
c) The childrens' teacher
___________ is injured.
a) Beatrice's leg
b) Beatrices' leg
c) The leg of Beatrice
Exercise B: Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
Match the sentences below with the sentences in each exercise so that they make sense together to describe the pictures.
a) His are much more colorful than mine.
b) His newspaper only had bad news in it.
c) Ours is a nice, dry, comfortable living room!
d) What time does yours begin?
e) Hers is a big snake!
f) Mine is in February.
g) Yours dry them and put them away.
h) Ours is not as hard as his.
i) Is your mother as crazy as mine?
j) What is yours?
Eric is not happy this morning. ___________
Jeff's puzzle looks very difficult! ___________
Nora's birthday is in October. __________
Jerry and Emily like to plant trees. That is their hobby. ___________
Harold has a lovely collection of ties. __________
The pig's favorite place is the muddy ground. ___________
I have a cat. That is a normal kind of pet. Have you heard about Jane's pet? ____________
My job is to wash the dishes. ___________
My mother sometimes has parties for no reason at all! __________
Philip's class begins in two minutes. ____________
Exercise C: Mixed Possessives
The sentences below have mistakes in their possessive forms. Underline the mistakes and correct them in the space below.
Grandma's muffins are much more delicious than mines.
My wifes' name is Ellen. Her hair is red.
My father is taller than your's, right?
I have two sons, Eric and Jordan. Its bikes are brand new.
Do you want to hear mine good news?
Do you want Janets' cookies or Brenda's cake for dessert?
Children and adults are very different. Naturally, adults' dreams are different from childrens' dreams.
Both of my daughter's toys are on the floor!
Dan's favorite holiday is Christmas. Our's is Thanksgiving.
My students grades are all very good this semester.