Possessive Worksheets

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:

My car.
His sister.
Their boss.
When we need to take someone's name, we use an apostrophe 's to explain possession. For example:
Sara's son.
Doctor's prescription.

That's Mine!

A series of rules for you to play through and consider.


Making singular nouns possessive is not too difficult, but sometimes making plural nouns possessive can be very tricky.

Creating Sentences

Make the following nouns possessive by using them properly in a sentence.

Using Adjectives

Rewrite the second sentence in each pair using a possessive adjective.

Be Original

Write original sentences about the subjects in parentheses. Include a possessive adjective in each sentence.

Write the Possessive

How would you shift these words?


Answer each sentence using a possessive. Use the hints provided in parentheses.


Write the possessive adjective that goes with each subject pronoun.

Correct the Possessives

Find the error in each sentence. Write the correct possessive adjective on the line.

Showing Possession

Each picture shows something that possesses something else. Write a phrase on the line underneath each picture that says what each thing possesses.

Who Does It Belong To?

A possessive noun is a noun that names who or what has something. Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the right form of the word.

Singular Possessive Nouns

Create a singular possessive noun by adding an apostrophe and an "s" to the end.

Make Singular Nouns Possessive

Write a sentence that turns each singular noun into a possessive noun.

Singular Possessives

Add articles where needed.

Out of the Box

Where would you find this word to fill the remainder of the sentences?

Label It

Does the word apply to males (M), females (F), both (B), or neither (N)? Write the correct letter on the line next to each possessive adjective.

Smooth Conversations

Choose the correct words to complete each conversation.

My Sentences

Write an original sentence about each subject in parentheses.

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.