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The Possessive S
(Best Mates!)

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Mac and Rory are best friends.

Mac's best friend

Rory's best friend

To show something belongs to someone, just add 's.

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But Mac and Rory are very different. Mac's favourite hobby is stargazing...

Yes, I see them. So...what happens next?

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Rory, what is the point of the game?

To blow up the aliens of Planet Zog!

We don't use 's for places or things. We use ...of the... 

  • the game's point X

  • the point of the game ✔︎ 

  • Planet Zog’s aliens X

  • the aliens of Planet Zog ✔︎

...and Rory's favourite hobby is playing video games.

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They do like some of the same things. Fantastic Boy is the friends' favourite TV show. 

If you are using a plural word like friends, put the apostrophe after the s.

  • the friend's favourite movie...one friend

  • the friends' favourite movie ...two or more friends

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Artemis Fowl – The two friends' favourite book.

They even like the same books.

I can't wait to hear what happens next!

Artemis is the best!

  • favourite (UK English) favorite (US English) 

  • hobby: something you do regularly for fun

  • point of the game: purpose of the game

  • blow up: explode

  • can't wait: be really excited about something

Glossary

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stargazing

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bauble

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