Definition of Possessive case

1. Noun. The case expressing ownership.

Exact synonyms: Genitive, Genitive Case, Possessive
Generic synonyms: Oblique, Oblique Case
Specialized synonyms: Attributive Genitive, Attributive Genitive Case



Definition of Possessive case

1. Noun. (grammar): case used to express direct possession, ownership, origin, etc. Though similar in many ways to the genitive case, it is not the same. Languages that have the possessive case include English and Quenya. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Possessive Case

possession is nine-tenths of the law
possession is nine points of the law
possession of interest
possessional
possessionary
possessioner
possessioners
possessionless
possessionlessness
possessions
possessival
possessive
possessive-pronoun
possessive adjective
possessive adjectives
possessive case (current term)
possessive cases
possessive determiner
possessive determiners
possessive pronoun
possessive pronouns
possessive suffix
possessive suffixes
possessively
possessiveness
possessives
possessor
possessors
possessorship
possessory

Literary usage of Possessive case

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"I regard all the other relative suffixes as originally signs of the inflexion, or possessive case-signs, expressing the signification of, endowed with, ..."

2. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
"Although the possessive case is always intrinsically an adjunct, and therefore incapable of being used or comprehended in any sense that is positively ..."

3. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"I regard all the other relative suffixes as originally signs of the inflexion, or possessive case-signs, expressing the signification of, endowed with, ..."

4. An Advanced English Grammar: With Exercises by George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley (1913)
"Point out all the nouns in the possessive case, and parse them according to the model in ยง 112. 1. James's parliament contained a most unusual proportion of ..."

5. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"That my and mine, thy and thine, our and ours, your and yours, are personal pronouns in the possessive case, and not possessive adjective pronouns, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"For example, the possessive case io marked by certain particles of which mention will be made presently ; and although European writers on Chinese grammar ..."

7. English Grammar in Familiar Lectures: Accompanied by a Compendium, Embracing by Samuel Kirkham (1834)
"A noun in the possessive case, is sometimes governed by a noun understood ; as, Julia's lesson is longer than John's [lesson.] As you have been analyzing ..."

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