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Free quiz to review. http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/possessive.nouns.inanimate.htm
0:01 Talking about my laptop
0:37 Review: punctuation and possessive forms
1:01 Animals and possessive forms
1:16 Two or more people owning something together
1:29 Plural nouns ending in -S / People owning different things
2:41 Using apostrophes with inanimate nouns
3:31 Using ‘S to refer to a group of people and collective activity
4:49 Review of collective nouns
5:27 Using ‘S to state what is associated with a period of time
6:29 Using ‘S with time words to show an amount
7:53 Using ‘S to refer to parts of a whole
8:20 Using prepositions and noun modifiers
10:35 Questions for discussion (or an online search)
11:26 Lesson ending
TEACHERS: Read a related post on WordPress. https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/student-stumper-44-why-do-people-use-the-possessive-with-word-like-today/
Useful sources on this topic:
Greenbaum S. and Quirk R. (1995). A student’s grammar of the English language. Essex: Longman Group UK Limited.
Guide to Grammar and Writing. (2015). Capital Community College Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/possessives.htm
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