possessive case


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Related to possessive case: objective case
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Noun1.possessive case - the case expressing ownership
oblique, oblique case - any grammatical case other than the nominative
attributive genitive, attributive genitive case - a word in the genitive case that is used as an attributive adjective; "an example of the attributive genetive is `John's' in `John's mother'"
Translations

possessive case

n (Gram) → Genitiv m, → zweiter Fall
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Dr Winkler's research revealed that successful books all contained metaphorical, or figurative titles instead of literal ones; the first word was a pronoun, a verb, an adjective or a greeting; and their grammar patterns took the form either of a possessive case with a noun, or of an adjective and noun or of the words The .
The reader is continually distracted by a tangle of tenses and the personification of inanimate objects with inappropriate use of the possessive case.
What may be detected today, in the titles of churches dedicated not to mysteries in the life of Our Lord or the Virgin Mary but to individual saints, is a trend to eliminate the troublesome apostrophe by jettisoning what is popularly called the possessive case.
14 The greed of the possessive case in the tragedies of Sophocles.