The Possessive Case.

: 1) ;   2) , ;   3) , ;   4) , ;   5) house, office, shop ;   6) , : ) ;     ) , , , world, country, city, ship;     )     )     ) , , , ; ) . Janes friend, Mr. Smiths car, the students test, the girls names, the students papers, womens clothes, Dickenss [iz]/ Dickens [iz]books, Shakespeares plays = the plays of Shakespeare; sister-in-laws marriage the Prince of Waless family Henry the Eighths wives Jack and Susans wedding Bill and Toms bicycle My younger sister Adas daughter at my friends, at my aunts = at my friends/aunts house at the bakers = at the bakers shop a months holiday, a miles distance, in two years time, ten days rest Americas students, Londons theatres, the ships crew, the countrys policy, the worlds championship, the citys parks winters/summers holidays (but: spring flowers, autumn weather). Aprils days yesterdays newspaper, todays talks, tomorrows meeting Selfridges, Claridges, Sothebys also: Harrods, Foyles at a stones throw for orders sake

Ex. 1. Write the plural form of the following.

a) regular nouns

story, play, glass, flag, photo, name, match, knife, push, chief, page, radio, roof, prize, set, key, factory, wolf, piano, class, cup, city

b) irregular nouns

child, goose, man, foot, mouse, woman, sheep, person, deer, tooth, OX

c) nouns of Greek or Latin origin

datum, formula, crisis, stimulus, phenomenon, medium, memorandum, basis, radius

d) compound nouns

fellow-worker, merry-go-round, man-of-war, passer-by, lily-of-the-valley.

Ex. 2. Divide the following words into two columns: countable and uncountable nouns (you must get 25 uncountable nouns).

furniture, coffee, leaf, food, completer, list, blood, job, work, language, country, advice, information, money, progress, permit, permission, baggage, language, beach, traffic, weather, window, knowledge, air, water, holiday, damage, accommodation, scenery, scene, pigeon, bread, mountain, luck, news, accident, laugh, flour, laughter.

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