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possessive noun


a word derived from a noun and expressing possession of a thing's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • Whose efficiency is explained by the possessive noun, man's.

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    Marian Wharton
  • A possessive noun or pronoun modifies the substantive to which it is attached as an adjective might do.

  • Write ten sentences, each containing a possessive noun modified; an appositive modified; an adverbial phrase modified.

  • They are more like the possessive noun, which belongs to another word, but is still a noun.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell

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