possessive adjective

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possessive adjective

n.
A pronominal adjective expressing possession.
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The rules for the use of the article with possessive adjectives are familiar to all instructors of Italian.
Noun genders govern the correct forms of modifying adjectives, possessive adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, pronouns, definite and indefinite articles and past participles (other than those followed by an infinitive as in je l'ai laissee 'I let her' but je l'ai laisse retourner 'l let her come back').
However, it is the noun as a lexical construct which is gender-prescribed, not the object identified by that noun, a phenomenon which can cause further confusion when possessive adjectives are involved.
When Dante first refers to Beatrice as "donna mia" ("my lady") in "Onde venite" and then simply identifies her as "nostra donna" ("our lady") in "Vol che portate," the apparently slight shift in the use of possessive adjectives offers a timely corrective to his initial, erotic narcissism.
Besides, the fully declined possessive adjectives, derived from the genitive forms of the personal pronouns, were available in Old English.
Thus, we expect the definite articles (le, la, and les) and possessive adjectives (e.
We take the position that possessive adjectives receive their own thematic roles indirectly from another NP in the larger discourse, in this case the speaker.
The same criteria were applied to possessive adjectives and pronouns, which in Italian end differently according to the sex and number of the object/person they refer to.
Bootstrap nationalist rhetoric acknowledges the premise in its refusal to use possessive adjectives in describing black Americans' relation to public institutions, its incessant talk about how we don't need/can't rely on the government (never "our government") to do for us.
The attrition rate is stronger in phonology than in the morphological categories studied, such as the third person personal pronouns and the clitic ni (= `gli, le, loro, glielo'), the possessive adjectives mi, tu, su, impersonal first person plural conjugation (noi si va via), and verbal negation.
Make prayer admits variation between the zero article (3) and the possessive adjective (3).
The deverbative noun in make lesing, make oth, and make cunsel is always overtly determined, either by the indefinite article a, a possessive adjective or a negative determiner.