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ACELA1506 classroom teaching resources

Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACELA1506

Understand how the grammatical category of possessives is signalled through apostrophes and how to use apostrophes with common and proper nouns

Elaborations

  • learning that in Standard Australian English regular plural nouns ending in ‘s’ form the possessive by adding just the apostrophe, for example ‘my parents' car’ (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • learning that in Standard Australian English for proper nouns the regular possessive form is always possible but a variant form without the second ‘s’ is sometimes found, for example ‘James’s house’ or ‘James’ house’ (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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