We can make a possessive by using an apostrophe + s in front of the noun or we can use a possessive adjective in front of the noun.
For example, in this photograph, the girl has a purple shirt. The girl’s shirt is purple. Her shirt is purple.
The boy also has a shirt. The boy’s shirt is yellow. His shirt is yellow.
The two children have faces. The children’s faces look angry. Their faces look angry.
In this photograph, I see a steer. The steer has horns. The steer’s horns are very long and pointy. Its horns are very long and pointy. The steer also has a hide. The steer’s hide is brown and white. Its hide is brown and white.
Now you try. The answers are below.
- little boy’s / His
- girl’s / Her
- people’s / Their
- alarm clock’s / Its