• Forming Plural Compound Nouns
      To Make Plural Examples
    One Word Add s to most words.  Add es to most words that end in ch, sh, s, or x. neclaces, leftovers, strongboxes
    Hyphenated Make the most important part of the word plural. runners-up, mothers-in-law, great-grandmothers
    More than one word Make the most important part of the word plural. music boxes, dining rooms, maids of honor
    Forming Possessive Nouns
    Nouns To form Possessive Examples
    Most singular nouns Add an apostrohpe and s  ('s). a girl - a girl's coat                       Wichita - Wichita's population
    Singular nouns ending in s Add an apostrohpe and s  ('s).Joseph Ives - Joseph Ives's clock  Alexis - Alexis's book
    Plural nouns ending in s Add an an apostrophe (').
    boys - boys' shoes            
    the Wrights - the Wrights' plane
    Plural nouns not ending in s Add an apostrohpe and s  ('s).
    children - children's toys 
     
    women - women's organiztion
    Forming Plural Compound Nouns
      To Make Plural Examples
    One Word Add sto most words.  Add es to most words that end in ch, sh, s, or x. neclaces, leftovers, strongboxes
    Hyphenated Make the most important part of the word plural. runners-up, mothers-in-law, great-grandmothers
    More than one word Make the most important part of the word plural. music boxes, dining rooms, maids of honor
    Forming Possessive Nouns
    Nouns To form Possessive Examples
    Most singular nouns Add an apostrohpe and s  ('s). a girl - a girl's coat                       Wichita - Wichita's population
    Singular nouns ending in s Add an apostrohpe and s  ('s).Joseph Ives - Joseph Ives's clock  Alexis - Alexis's book
    Plural nouns ending in s Add an an apostrophe ('). boys - boys' shoes                             the Wrights - the Wrights' plane
    Plural nouns not ending in s Add an apostrohpe and s  ('s).children - children's toys                women - women's organiztion