VIDEO FOR POSSESSIVE
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The rules for showing possession—that is, owning, having, or belonging to something—in English grammar can be extremely frustrating. Here are three general rules.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH possessivepossessive , possessory
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Example sentences from the Web for possessive
Building on other research projects suggesting, for example, that people at high risk of psychosis tend use fewer possessive pronouns like “my,” “his,” or “ours,” Rezaii and her colleagues wanted to see if a computer could spot low semantic density.Machines can spot mental health issues—if you hand over your personal data|Bobbie Johnson|August 13, 2020|MIT Technology Review
A jilted and possessive ex-lover who was jealous because Le was about to be married to another man?
In the Beto language there is, indeed, no special pronoun of this kind, as the one used is also a possessive.
When a thing belongs to two or more joint owners, the sign of the possessive is added to the last name only.
But there was my Cousin Betty Graeme to do the honors of my board—how strange it still seemed to use the possessive pronoun!In Jeopardy|Van Tassel Sutphen
They have the same form for both nominative and objective and are not used in the possessive case.
In the last sentence beggar's, miser's, and Ingersoll's, are nouns in the possessive form.Plain English|Marian Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for possessive
- another word for genitive (def. 1)
- denoting an inflected form of a noun or pronoun used to convey the idea of possession, association, etc, as my or Harry's
- the possessive case
- a word or speech element in the possessive case
Derived forms of possessivepossessively, adverbpossessiveness, noun
Cultural definitions for possessive
The case of a noun or pronoun that shows possession. Nouns are usually made possessive by adding an apostrophe and s: “The bicycle is Sue's, not Mark's.” Possessive pronouns can take the place of possessive nouns: “The bicycle is hers, not his.” (See nominative case and objective case.)