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2. The possessive case and of

- Practice

A The possessive form (1)

Write descriptions of the things in the photos. Use boy, girl and children and these words:
bike, cat,
dog, skateboards, tent, trophies

  • The children's dog 3.

1. .. 4. .
2. .......... 5. .

B The possessive form (1)

Laura is showing Melanie her photos. Put in the possessive form of the nouns.

Laura: This was taken in my friends (my friend) garden.
It was (1) (the twins) birthday party.
This is Kerry, (2) (Luke) girlfriend.
And thats (3) (Jason) sister Emily.
Melanie: And who are these two?
Laura: That's (4) (Debbie) mother. She's talking to Monica Davis, (5) ..... (her children) teacher.
And thats (6) (the Lanskys) dog sitting on (7) . (Olivia) foot.

C The boy's name or the name of the boy? (2)

Ed Buckman writes detective stories. Here are the titles of some of his stories.
Write the titles using either of or a possessive form (with 's or s')

  • the mistake / the policeman The policeman's mistake
  • the bottom / the bottle The Bottom of the bottle

1. the gun / Mr Hillman ____________________
2. the smell / blood ____________________
3. the car / the terrorist ____________________
4. the middle / the night ____________________
5. the death / someone important ____________________
6. the money / the gangsters _____________________

D The possessive of time (3)

Rewrite the underlined phrases using a possessive form.

  • The prices this year are even lower. This year's prices
  • From here it's a drive of two hours' a two hours' drive

1. I read about it in the paper yesterday. ________________
2. I just want a rest for five minutes. ________________
3. It's the special offer for this month. ________________
4. I' ll see you in a week. ________________

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