Apostrophes for Possession KS2
Apostrophes for possession are used when the writer wishes to show that one thing belongs to (or is connected to) something. We call this type of apostrophe a possessive apostrophe.
Apostrophes for Possession KS2 (singular):
This is when something belongs to just one person or one thing. Here are some examples of singular possession -
The cat's tail was long.
The man's bag was made from leather.
The desk's surface was smooth.
The artist's name was Bob.
In all of the examples above, you can see that the singular nouns (cat, man, desk and artist) all require an apostrophe and an 's' to show posssession.
However, things are slightly different if the singular noun already ends in an 's'. If this happens, just an apostrophe is required. Here are some examples of this -
Charles' cat was cute.
Jess' jumper was woolen.
Ross' coffee was delicious.
James' flat was tidy.
In all of the examples above, the singular nouns (Charles, Jess, Ross and James) all end in an 's'. Therefore, to show possession, just an apostrophe is added.