Possessive Noun Quiz (Free Printables)

How well do you know your possessive nouns? Can you tell the difference between singular and plural possessive nouns? Try out a possessive nouns quiz, and see how well you can show possession in a sentence.

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Fill in the Correct Possessive Quiz

Use a possessive nouns quiz to review important grammar concepts. First, see if you can properly use plural possessive nouns in your sentences. You can check your knowledge with a few practice questions, download a full worksheet and use an answer key to see how well you did.

Fill in the Correct Possessive Practice Questions

Read the following sentences. Where would you put the apostrophe for each singular or plural noun? Remember to check whether a noun that ends in "s" is plural or singular.

  1. The (birds) color
  2. The (lights) hues
  3. The (museum) painting
  4. The (mattress) length
  5. The (boys) toy

Fill in the Correct Possessive Printable Worksheet

Try out a complete fill-in-the-blank possessive nouns quiz for more practice. You can download and print the PDF, which comes with an answer key to quickly check your answers.

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Fill in the Correct Possessive Answer Key

How did you do on the practice questions? Check your answers here:

  1. The (birds') color - plural noun
  2. The (lights') hues - plural noun
  3. The (museum's) painting - singular noun
  4. The (mattress's) length - singular noun
  5. The (boys') toy - plural noun

Rephrase Using a Possessive Noun Quiz

Possessive nouns show that something belongs to someone or something else. Use a helpful possessive noun quiz to reinforce this grammatical concept.

Rephrase Using a Possessive Noun Practice Questions

Read each sentence in these practice questions. How would you rephrase each one to make it a possessive noun?

  1. The room of the girl
  2. The cage of the monkeys
  3. The house of my mom
  4. The ball of the dog
  5. The purse of the lady

Rephrase Using a Possessive Noun Printable Worksheet

Do you need more practice? Feel free to download and print a handy PDF and answer key to work on possessive nouns even more.

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Rephrase Using a Possessive Noun Answer Key

See how well you did on the practice questions above with these solutions.

  1. The room of the girl (the girl's room)
  2. The cage of the monkeys (the monkeys' cage)
  3. The house of my mom (my mom's house)
  4. The ball of the dog (the dog's ball)
  5. The purse of the lady (the lady's purse)

Find the Possessive Nouns Quiz

Now that you know how to form possessive nouns, can you identify them in a sentence? What about a paragraph? Work on your possessive noun recognition skills with a possessive noun quiz and reading sample.

Find the Possessive Nouns Practice Passage

Read the narrative passage below. How many possessive nouns do you see?

My dog's howl is very loud. Every time he howls, it is an eerie sound. Sometimes, he jumps on my mom's couch. Sometimes, he will lay on my dad's favorite chair. When I took him for a walk, he ate my neighbor's food, and everyone laughed when he ate the girl's food. I did not know how to control him. When Dad saw him drinking the cat's water outside, he yelled for him to stop and get away from there.

Find the Possessive Nouns Printable Worksheet

If you're up for more of a grammar challenge, download and print the PDF below. It's a great opportunity to highlight or circle the possessive nouns you see on the worksheet itself.

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Find the Possessive Nouns Answer Key

Did you find all six possessive nouns? If not, see which ones you missed below.

My dog's howl is very loud. Every time he howls, it is an eerie sound. Sometimes, he jumps on my mom's couch. Sometimes, he will lay on my dad's favorite chair. When I took him for a walk, he ate my neighbor's food, and everyone laughed when he ate the girl's food. I did not know how to control him. When Dad saw him drinking the cat's water outside, he yelled for him to stop and get away from there.

Possessing the Possessive Noun

The rules for converting a noun into its possessive noun counterpart are simple for straightforward terms that fit neatly into the guidelines. However, these rules can get more complex as you start to consider hyphenated words or indefinite pronouns. Brush up on how that works by reviewing a list of examples of possessive nouns. You can also review the correct usage of its vs it's, especially as it relates to possessive nouns.