A noun is a part of speech that names a person, place, thing, action, feeling or ideal. Possessive nouns show ownership. Plural nouns show a quantity of more than one. Plural possessive nouns incorporate the concepts of ownership and "more than one."
To show possession with regular plural nouns that end with "s," simply add an apostrophe at the end.
Examples of this type of plural possessive noun include:
With irregular plural nouns that do not end with "s," add an apostrophe and "s." Examples are:
With compound words, if the plural form ends with "s," add only an apostrophe. Examples are:
If the plural form does not end with "s," add "s" and an apostrophe. Examples are:
These examples help to illustrate many different types of plural possessive nouns. For more examples, check out Examples of Possessive Nouns. Need some practice? YourDictionary also has worksheets to use to practice with plural nouns and possessive nouns.