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Unformatted text preview: Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 2 Possessive Nouns Objectives • Distinguish between possessive nouns and noun plurals. • Follow five steps in using the apostrophe to show ownership. • Use apostrophe construction for animate nouns. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 3 Possessive Nouns • Distinguish between descriptive nouns and possessive nouns. • Pluralize compound nouns, combined ownership nouns, organization names, and abbreviations. • Understand incomplete possessives. • Avoid awkward possessives. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 4 Possessive Nouns • Determine whether an extra syllable can be pronounced in forming a possessive. • Make proper nouns possessive. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 5 Showing Possession • Apostrophes are used to show the following: Ownership Wendy’s book Origin Dr. Moss’s prescription Authorship Hemingway’s works Measurement ten years’ experience Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 6 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 1. Look for possessive construction. Usually two nouns appear together. Have you seen Wendy’s book? Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 7 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 1. Look for possessive construction. Usually two nouns appear together. Have you seen Wendy’s book ? Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 8 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 1. Look for possessive construction. Usually two nouns appear together. Have you seen Wendy’s book? Hemingway’s works are highly regarded. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 9 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 1. Look for possessive construction. Usually two nouns appear together. Have you seen Wendy’s book? Hemingway’s works are highly regarded. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 10 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 1. Look for possessive construction. Usually two nouns appear together. Have you seen Wendy’s book? Hemingway’s works are highly regarded. Brad has ten years’ experience. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 11 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 1. Look for possessive construction. Usually two nouns appear together. Have you seen Wendy’s book? Hemingway’s works are highly regarded. Brad has ten years’ experience . Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 12 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 2. Reverse the nouns. Wendy(s) book = Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 13 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 2. Reverse the nouns. Wendy(s) book = book of Wendy Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 14 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 2. Reverse the nouns. Wendy(s) book = book of Wendy Hemingway(s) works = Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 5 - 15 Five Steps in Apostrophe Use 2. Reverse the nouns....
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