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Saxon Genitive: construction

Saxon Genitive: construction
Activity Put in Order
Activity Put in Order
Learn how to form the Saxon Genitive construction ('s)
 

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Instructions

Move these words around to make a correct sentence.
 

PERSON + 'S + THING
 
We use this form to express possession or relationship when talking about people.

Phoebe has a cat = This is Phoebe's cat

The leg of the chair
The leg of the sheep
Paul's leg

Spelling:

singular noun My father's car
plural noun My parents' house
singular ending in "s" or similar sound Your boss's office / Alice's book (pronounced: /bɒsɪz/ /ĉlɪsɪz/)
plural not ending in "s" The children's room

The "Person" may be a phrase:

That is the man next door's wife  (Person= the man next door)
Paul and Mary's dog
Henry the Eighth's six wives
 
    But if the "Person" is a long phrase or sentence, we prefer the construction with OF

         This is the office of Mary and her new boyfriend
         That's the house of the man who was talking to you at the party

    A Saxon genitive can also be the "Person" of another Saxon genitive

        This is Monica's son's toy    (the toy of Monica's son)
        My brother's wife's name is Karen

 


Careful with the article! 

We only use the article with the Person if the Person has an article:

That's THE BOSS That's THE BOSS's car
That's PETER  That's PETER's car  (not: That's the Peter's car)

Items

Items
car / This is / Kevin / ' / s
 
doctor / s / father / a / Kerry / and Pat / ' / is
 
s / is up the hill / Julia / ' / house
 
' / bike / my son / s / He broke
 
The old man / wife / ' / is sitting over there / s
 
eyes / s / Alice / ' / are green
 
I share a flat with / son / ' / s / my boss
 
is closed / The girls / school / '
 
My neighbours / is broken / ' / car
 
father / the children / He is / ' / s
 
' / The doctors / is at 10 / meeting
 
s / is a policeman / The woman in red / ' / husband
 
' / the new teacher / s / brother / I'm
 
the dog / who lives upstairs / of / This is / the man
 
' / brother / is Josh / name / ' / s / s / Britney
 
Total number of items: 15

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