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Saxon Genitive - construction

Saxon Genitive - construction
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Complete these Saxon Genitive constructions. Be specially careful with the article and see if you need 'S or just apostrophe ( ' )
 

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Instructions

Click on the words at the bottom and drag them into the empty boxes of the sentence to complete it.
 

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

Notice:
Paul and Mary's dog = Paul and Mary have a dog, his name is Tobby
Paul's and Mary's dogs = Paul has a dog called Tobby, and Mary has a dog called Dodo

 
    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

Gapped text Items
______________________ men______________________ fashion is more simple ' / the / 's / --
This is a soldiers______________________ hospital -- / ' / 's
______________________ soldier______________________ name was Brian 's / ' / The / --
Those are ______________________ Anna______________________ and ______________________ Tim______________________ houses 's / -- / the / -- / the / 's / 've / '
She is ______________________ Anna______________________ and ______________________ Tim______________________ daughter -- / ' / the / 's / the / 's / -- / ' / the / 's / ' / --
______________________ your mother______________________ brother______________________ son is your cousin 's / ' / -- / 's / -- / '
That's ______________________ James______________________ sister 's / -- / ' / the
I don't know ______________________ everybody______________________ name ' / the / -- / 's
______________________ Monica______________________ sister is in London ' / -- / 's / the
This is ______________________ Peter______________________ house ' / 's / -- / the
______________________ man______________________ eyes were sad -- / 's / ' / the
This is ______________________ president______________________ car ' / the / -- / 's
And that is ______________________ boys______________________ school ' / 's / the / --
______________________ my brother______________________ friend is from Chulavista 's / ' / the / --
______________________ boy______________________ ball is yellow ' / -- / 's / The
Total number of items: 15

 

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