It tends to occur with singular possessives
of the first and second person, but in Salento the third person singular is also used in enclisis (Manzini and Savoia 663).
I like it without the possessive
, and that is how the granite is inscribed," Mr.
As far as I know, there is no formal account regarding the syntactic structure of prepositional possessives
Apostrophes are used to form the possessive
of nouns and to make contractions, which are combinations of two words in which some letters are omitted.
Q: Is there an acceptable way to form the possessive
of words such as Macy's and Sotheby's?
Interestingly, we find the same endings on determiners and other nominal pre-modifiers such as adjectives, quantifiers and possessives
, which may testify to their categorial similarity:
The main types of marked basic clauses include existential (3), possessive
(4), source-marking resultative (5) and experiential (6) clauses.
pronouns have no apostrophes: yours, ours, hers, his, theirs, its.
This paper proposes an analysis of the English plural and possessive
within a declarative model of morphology called word design that employs unviolable constraints only to explain the well-formedness of regular forms.
As the legends show, possessives
-- not surprisingly -- figure most prominently: with our eyes (Figure 5) and I knew your voice (Figure 6) respectively.
Pronominal forms for Dutch possessives
and object forms Strong possessive
Strong object pronouns pronouns mijn `my' mij `me' jouw `your' jou `you' zijn `his' hem `him' haar `her' haar `haar' ons `our' ons `us' jullie `your' jullie `you' hun `their' hen/hun `them'
All are in W3 except the possessive
forms, Holy See (OED), the plural of Se(lenium), sez, Spanish si, and -sies.