possessive pronoun


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possessive pronoun

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

possessive pronoun

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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.
Udmurt] mother tongue is in enormous danger nowadays' (18) kema min-em nules-jos-t'i, a for a long time-ADV go-PAST.SG3.EVID forest-PL.PROL and-CONJ asme-len ved' nules-jos tatiin we-PRON.PERS.INCL-GEN PART.EMPH forest-PL here-ADV ve-zd'e (Bliz-Varyz, Balezino district, Udmurtia) (Kel'makov, Saaall around-ADV rinen 1994 : 188) 'He went through forests for a long time, and forests are everywhere here, you know (literally: all around u s [youSG/youPL and me])' (19) [phrase omitted] Our-PRON.POSS.INCL people prosperously-ADV [phrase omitted] live-INF be able-FUT-SG3 'Our [my and yourPL] people will be able to live prosperously' In point of fact, the word [phrase omitted] in sentence 18 is not a possessive pronoun, but a genitive form of the personal pronoun [phrase omitted].
Another good option is to simply drop the possessive pronoun (his, her, their), or substitute an article (a, an, the), as in: A writer should avoid distracting readers; A writer should avoid distracting the readers.<br /> Before you write about a specific individual, do your diligence.
Mr Tordoff had seen many items on the Schedule in the possession of the Bankrupt and gave evidence, which Mrs Tordoff confirmed, that the Bankrupt had indicated to him that he owned each of them by using the possessive pronoun and saying "I own it".
Number & Person Possessive Pronoun 1st person singular That book is mine.
The first one is a subject pronoun and the second is possessive pronoun.
This inconsistency is evident elsewhere in TGB (Celce-Murcia & Larsen-Freeman, 1999), where the words in question, generally called "possessive determiners," are also referred to as "possessive pronoun determiner(s)" (p.
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".