What are Possessives?
In general, the world possessive means to belong to someone. And when we see the word being used with reference to grammar, the meaning is all the same, but the idea becomes different. Let’s first take a look at what the definition of possession in grammar means;
A word or grammatical construction used to indicate a relationship of possession in a broad sense is known as a possessive form. This can include strict ownership, or a number of other types of relation to a greater or lesser degree analogous to it.
Now let's understand what that means;
There are lots of areas where we use pronouns, but in general, when we are talking about possessives, we mean possessive pronouns.
Possessive pronouns include; mine, yours, hers, theirs, ours, its, etc.
Possessive words help us in showing possession. For example:
When we need to take someone's name, we use an apostrophe 's to explain possession. For example:
How to Use Possessives in Your Writing
When we have to indicate the relationship between two nouns, we use word possessive. Sometimes, we use possessives with adjectives, pronouns, and apostrophes. For example, my keychain, her chocolate, their pet animals, etc. Also, the phone is mine, chocolate is her, the bottle is ours, etc. It is Jennifer's chocolate. First and second person possessive are mine, ours, yours, and without messy apostrophes. We use all of them to make the writing pretty straightforward. It is your choice that which adjective and pronoun you use in the sentence. It must be according to the sentence standard and match the speaker. You will add adjectives before nouns and pronouns after the nouns. For example, the girl is mine and my heart. The fun start when first and second person is pretty straightforward, and third person develop interest. In case of singular possessive, you will write apostrophe 's' when subject's ownership is a singular noun. John's ABC is the best song with a nonsense chorus. If there is a 's' in the end of subject, you can add apostrophe or extra s. You will add the apostrophe straight in the end but, it can only happen in the case of plural possessives.