Possessive Case of Nouns - Exercises

Type in the correct genitive form in the singular.

  1. This is .We use the genitive-s when we want to indicate that a person or animal possesses something.
  2. The are broken.We use the genitive-s when we want to indicate that a person or animal possesses something.
  3. This shouldn’t happen because it is the .We generally use the genitive with of for inanimate objects.
  4. While his car is in the garage, Tom is using .We use the genitive-s when we want to indicate that a person or animal possesses something.
  5. On Friday, his car will be fixed so he can drive to .We use the genitive-s when we want to indicate that a person or animal possesses something.

Type in the correct genitive form in the plural.

  1. Steve has two brothers. Mother said Steve is not allowed to take his (brother)  toys without asking.For the regular plural ending s we simply add an apostrophe.
  2. The (woman)  national football team won a great victory on Saturday.In the plural, we only use the genitive-s for irregular plural forms.
  3. The zoo keeper did his round and put food in all the (animal)  cages.For the regular plural ending s we simply add an apostrophe.
  4. The first day of the summer holidays is the school (child)  favourite day of the year.In the plural, we only use the genitive-s for irregular plural forms.
  5. Hannah has lots of friends. Two of them have their birthday on the same day. Hannah is buying a dress for her (friend)  joint birthday party.For the regular plural ending s we simply add an apostrophe.

Complete the sentences with the correct genitive form.

  1. My brother has a computer. → It’s .We use the genitive-s when we want to indicate that a person or an animal possesses something.
  2. Peter has a dog called Scruffy. → The is Scruffy.We use the genitive-s when we want to indicate that a person or an animal possesses something.
  3. The schoolbus is yellow. → The is yellow.We generally use the genitive with of for inanimate objects.
  4. Richard has two sisters. Each sister has a rabbit. Sometimes Richard has to feed the rabbits.
    → Sometimes, Richard has to feed .We use the genitive-s when we want to indicate that a person or an animal possesses something.
  5. Some say the Mona Lisa is the most beautiful painting.
    → The Mona Lisa is the .We generally use the genitive with of for inanimate objects.

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