Grammar Patterns

poss N

poss N

The noun is preceded by a possessive - that is, a possessive determiner or a noun group ending in 's.
possessive Noun
their approval
my aunt
hiscalmdemeanour
herblueeyes
the car's owner
its peak
Many nouns sometimes have a possessive in front of them. For example, a possessive is used to indicate that something is owned by someone, as in my car, or to indicate when something took place, as in yesterday's meeting.The nouns listed here are those which are always or typically preceded by a possessive.Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'mum' and 'dad' groupThe 'lover' groupThe 'friend' groupThe 'follower' groupThe 'colleague' groupThe 'guardian' groupThe 'pupil' groupThe 'boss' groupThe 'servant' groupThe 'therapist' groupThe 'representative' groupThe 'flatmate' groupThe 'counterpart' groupThe 'junior' groupThe 'opponent' groupThe 'accuser' groupThe 'founder' groupThe 'nemesis' and 'salvation' groupThe 'release' groupThe 'return' groupThe 'resignation' groupThe 'apology' groupThe 'language' groupThe 'message' groupThe 'creation' groupThe 'independence' groupThe 'fortunes' groupThe 'well-being' groupThe 'crust' groupThe 'face' groupThe 'remains' groupThe 'digestion' groupThe 'ability' groupThe 'mind' groupThe 'mood' and 'attitude' groupThe 'opinion' groupThe 'dismay' groupThe 'stupidity' groupThe 'bearing' groupThe 'shortcoming' and 'merit' groupThe 'nature' groupThe 'name' and 'address' groupThe 'reputation' groupThe 'kind' groupThe 'home' groupThe 'domain' groupThe 'responsibility' groupThe 'turn' groupThe 'childhood' groupThe 'debut' and 'demise' groupThe 'lunch break' groupThe 'belongings' groupThe 'stock' groupThe 'share' groupThe 'papers' groupThe 'wardrobe' groupThe 'speciality' groupThe 'favourite' groupThe 'requirements' groupThe 'grasp' groupThe 'path' groupThe 'view' groupThe 'Majesty' groupNouns with other meanings

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