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KISS Grammar Exercises Based on
Introductory Lessons in English Grammar For Use in Intermediate Grades
By Wm. H. Maxwell, M.A.
L1.2 # 18
Possessive Nouns Function as Adjectives

Possessive nouns function as adjectives —
That is Anthony’s house.

1. Underline every subject once and every verb twice. 
2. Circle every adjective and draw an arrow from it to the word it modifies. 
3. Put a box around every adverb and draw an arrow from it to the word it modifies.

1. John tore Henry’s book and broke Jane’s slate.

2. The poor boy’s leg was crushed.

3. May’s flowers open their soft, tearful eyes.

4. Hens’ eggs are white, but most birds’ eggs are colored.

5. The dog’s ears were closely cropped.

6. We eagerly watched the ships’ sailors.

7. The sun’s hot beams soon withered the poor thirsty plants.

8. The Admiral’s vessel was wrecked.

9. All the children’s hopes and fears are ended.

10. A beautiful girl watched the shadows and heard the honeybees’ hum.