possessive pronoun


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possessive pronoun

n.
One of several pronouns designating possession and capable of substituting for noun phrases.
Translations
pronom possessiu
Possessivpronomenbesitzanzeigende Fürwort
pronombre posesivo
possessiivipronomini
birtokos névmás
eignarfornafn
pronomen possessivum
savybinis įvardis
zaimek dzierżawczy
pronome possessivo
possessivt pronomen

possessive pronoun

References in classic literature ?
Smallweed's favourite adjective of disparagement is so close to his tongue that he begins the words "my dear friend" with the monosyllable "brim," thus converting the possessive pronoun into brimmy and appearing to have an impediment in his speech.
The first one is a subject pronoun and the second is possessive pronoun.
The topics include accounting for analyticity in creoles, nothing will come of nothing, the complexity of the personal and possessive pronoun system of Norf'k, what defies complete acquisition in second language acquisition, and syntactical and variational complexity in British and Ghanaian English.
You know, the none so subtle put down questioning whether one who has lived long decades in Bahrain can possibly claim to use the plural possessive pronoun 'we', when airing views about perceived shortcomings.
People who don't know the difference between "less" and "few", who don't know when to use "I" and "me", and put a misplaced apostrophe in the possessive pronoun "its".
But while the musical centers on the Fair Lady, the title not only includes the possessive pronoun My, anchoring the perspective with Higgins, but also echoes the alarming nursery rhyme about London bridges falling down.
During my years within the Presbyterian Church in t Canada, I have noticed we have a bad habit when it comes to our use of the possessive pronoun in the first person plural--that's right, with the word "our.
Writing about his great-great-grandmother in "Klara," the poet rescues from oblivion not only her but himself, a feat achieved not by a simple appeal to family ties, but rather to the unyielding power of language: "Helpless, / Like you, Klara, more and more naked, / Dissolved in the universal, almost transparent, / I summon the possessive pronoun for help, / From the rules of grammar deriving / The necessary argument.
In this highly personal work, Mandelbaum puts a special emphasis on the possessive pronoun in the title.
You may notice that the possessive pronoun "His" is sometimes used in reference to God in these pages.
The combination of numeral, possessive pronoun and enclitic -mm in sentence (37) has a meaning similar to that of the numerals in sentences (35) and (36).
1PL is, according to Matras (2002: 247) a camouflaged version of the Norwegian possessive pronoun (var 'our'), possibly compounded with -nus 'us' of Romance sources, inherited through other secret languages.