Possessives in English

1.1.3 The language specificity of the English prenominal possessive A comparison of English with some other languages also points to the need for a rather precise characterization of the English construction . The presence of some kind ...

Author: John R. Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198299826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Proposing a unitary account of the possessive morpheme, this work takes "Cognitive Grammar", as developed by Ronald Langacker as its theoretical framework. It introduces the conceptual apparatus of the theory, and develops an account of the full range of possessive constructions in English.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

-Obscene words UF Words , Obscene — English ( Former heading ] RT English language - Slang - Obsolete words BT ... USE English language - Possessives - Possessives PE1359 ) UF English language - Possessive adjective English language ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435070490032

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Practice Makes Perfect Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners

In addition to the kinds of possessives we have examined so far (which we will now call s possessives), English can also show possession by the use of the preposition of. We will call possessives formed this way of possessives.

Author: Mark Lester

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071743334

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Get control over those difficult areas of English grammar Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners is focused on those grammar topics that might pose special problems for you, especially if English is not your first language. Because it targets advanced topics, you will quickly zero in on what holds you back from fluency. And like with all of the bestselling Practice Makes Perfect books, you can practice through exercises and reinforce your knowledge. The book includes: 775 exercises Expertise from Mark Lester, an ESL expert in grammar who founded the highly respected ESL department at the University of Hawaii. He authored the most popular college classroom grammar in the country Topics include: Noun plurals, Possessive nouns and personal pronouns, Articles and quantifiers, Adjectives, Verb forms and tenses, Talking about present time, Talking about past time, Talking about future time, Causative verbs, The passive, The structure of adjective clauses, Restrictive and nonrestrictive adjective clauses, Gerunds, Infinitives, Noun clauses
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Journal of English as a Second Language

No student from any language we have encountered has any difficulty with the concepts contained in This is my book or This book is mine. Me will have to learn the morphological forms of the English possessives and, if his language docs ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951001234971U

Category: English language

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New High German

Anglo - Saxon and English Usage , 282 . ... Position of Attributive Possessives , 323 . Ellipsis of Possessives , 324. Substitutes for Possessives , 324. The Article used in German for the English Possessive Pronoun , 326.

Author: William Winston Valentine

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ISBN: IOWA:31858021417633

Category: German language

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Syntax

Anglo - Saxon and English Usage , 282 . Prepositive and Postpositive ... Ellipsis of Possessives , 324 , Substitutes for Possessives , 324. The Article used in German for the English Possessive Pronoun , 326. Possessives as Substantives ...

Author: William Winston Valentine

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ISBN: NYPL:33433075921514

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Legal Drafting by Design

S-Possessives. Wherever. Possible. English has two ways of forming a possessive. ... It is the French method of forming a possessive, and it entered the English language centuries ago when Norman French and Middle English merged to form ...

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454897774

Category: Law

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Designed for upper-level survey legal drafting courses, this groundbreaking text explains drafting using a common vocabulary that applies to any legal document based on a fundamental rule structure, including statutes and other forms of public drafting as well as contracts and other forms of private drafting. This unified drafting approach gives students a common denominator approach to drafting all kinds of legal documents. In addition, students can use the techniques they’ve learned to deconstruct, interpret, and revise any kind of legal document composed of rules. This common-sense approach of teaching/learning a single vocabulary and set of skills to use in drafting any rules-based legal document is an innovative model for U.S. legal drafting courses, though it has been used in other countries for decades. Key Features: A unified approach that teaches students the general skills of drafting rules of law—duties, discretionary authority, and declarations, including their conditions in legal tests. Practice applying those skills to drafting a range of documents, including contracts, statutes, regulations, and other. Coverage of how courts interpret the rules and how to draft anticipating what the courts will do. An understanding of how law governs human behavior through the rules that students learn to draft. A wide range of classroom exercises on the detail of drafting. Additional drafting assignments, for use in and out of class, that help students learn how to use the rules and to accomplish clients’ goals.
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English grammar

143 . possessives had become pronominal adjectives . Traces of their substantive force still exist in their use as antecedents to relatives ; as , " whose hatred is covered by deceit , his wickedness shall be showed before the whole ...

Author: Charles Peter Mason

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ISBN: OXFORD:600092998

Category: English language

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The Noun Phrase in Romance and Germanic

A good example is the history of the attributive possessive in English. Following Lyons (1986, 1999) in his distinction between adjectival genitive (AG) and determiner genitive (DG) languages, English can be argued to have developed ...

Author: Antonia Petronella Sleeman

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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One of the recurrent questions in historical linguistics is to what extent languages can borrow grammar from other languages. It seems for instance hardly likely that each 'average European' language developed a definite article all by itself, without any influence from neighbouring languages. It is, on the other hand, by no means clear what exactly was borrowed, since the way in which definiteness is expressed differs greatly among the various Germanic and Romance languages and dialects. One of the main aims of this volume is to shed some light on the question of what is similar and what is different in the structure of the noun phrase of the various Romance and Germanic languages and dialects, and what causes this similarity or difference.
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McGraw Hill s Essential ESL Grammar

In American English, collective nouns are almost always treated as singular nouns; in British English, collective nouns are ... Reflecting this mixed heritage, Modern English has two ways of forming the possessive: the Old English way, ...

Author: Mark Lester

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071642347

Category: Business & Economics

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Master American English and communicate with confidence As an experienced student of English, you know the language can be a tricky one to learn with its complex grammar and its many "exceptions to the rule" rules. Written by ESL guru Mark Lester--author of Grammar and Usage in the Classroom--this authoritative reference unravels these mysteries so you can take your English-language skills to the next level. You'll gain the confidence to speak English in any setting: in the workplace, at school, in social situations, and at home. Master those troublesome subjects that baffle even native speakers of English: articles * determiners * predicate adjective complements * post-noun modifiers * conjunctions * word order * verb tenses * modals * noun clauses
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