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Possessive nouns communicate ownership of something and/or show that something belongs to a particular person, place or thing. The possession is often shown with the use of an apostrophe (’) and an 's' at the end of a word.
As an example, let’s look at the following two sentences.
Jason has a twin sister.
She is Jason’s sister.
In the first sentence we learn that Jason has a sister. In the second sentence we learn that the sister belongs to Jason. To show that she belongs to him, an apostrophe (’) followed by an 's' shows that possession.
An apostrophe (’) and an 's' are used at the end of a noun when the noun is singular. If the noun is plural or if the word ends in an 's', then only the apostrophe (’) is used. For example, if Jason was changed to James, rather than it being 'James’s sister', it should be written as 'James’ sister'. The second 's' is not needed here.
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