And then there was the singular possessive adjective
(12) The first time the reader encounters the first person plural is more than two-thirds of the way through the novel, and Montalbetti's choice of possessive adjective
is almost jarring in a text, which, until that point, has been dominated by indefinite forms.
Second and more seriously, Maier fails to recognize one other important source of descriptive stems in [??]want-: the use of the suffix -ant- to form denominal possessive adjectives
. Whether one interprets Hittite aku- as seashell or stone, the adjective [.SUP.NA]4akuwant- is a possessive adjective
De-substantival derivation is also highly productive in deriving adjectives from nouns, although this type of derivation is limited to the formation of possessive adjectives
. From the analysed substantives, every single noun derives its possessive adjective
That same possessive adjective
is repeated at each subsequent station, where new arrivals on the train are welcomed to "their" 0855 train, taking precedence over the buffet ("no trolley service in Standard Class due to staff shortages") and even over apologies for the lateness of the service (rarely, in truth, on recent journeys).
The possessive here works like an adjective and is sometimes called a possessive adjective
or a determiner.
Stating that Euzal avoided using hateful discourse against any person or community, Alptemocin said that Euzal tried not to use the possessive adjective
"my" and preferred to use "our" while speaking because he thought that the country belongs to everybody living in it, not to a particular community, party or religion.
Coining a few simple gender-neutral pronouns would eliminate the need to use two pronouns or possessive adjectives
in the alternative--her or she, him or her, his or hers, and his or her--when one pronoun or possessive adjective
should suffice as a referent to either a female or male noun or owner.
Vocatives may in turn be strengthened with the addition of the possessive adjective
my and (on occasion) of a qualifying adjective.
Inverse binding (extension of the binding domain) appears to be possible in (5) featuring an anaphor occurring as a complement of a noun (historie o sobie 'stories about -self') but not in (15) in which the anaphor takes the form of a possessive adjective
(swoje siostry 'her own sisters').
It cannot be anything other than a possessive adjective