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possessive

(pə-zĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Having or manifesting a desire to control or dominate another, especially in order to limit that person's relationships with others: a possessive parent.

pos·ses′sive·ly adv.
pos·ses′sive·ness n.
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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 in Spanish.
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.
Possessive 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.