Grammar Patterns

poss N

The 'belongings' group

These nouns refer generally to someone's money, possessions, or rights.
They confiscated our belongings.
In his will, he clearly stated that he wished his own flesh and blood to inherit his vast fortune.
It is part of our heritage, as great and as old an institution as Parliament itself.
All we want to do is defend our rights.
Some prize-winners promptly spend their winnings, especially if they win one of the many small prizes.
  • accoutrement (usu plural)
  • allowance
  • belongings
  • budget
  • deposit
  • effects
  • empire
  • estate
  • expenses
  • fortune
  • gear
  • heritage
  • inheritance
  • pay cheque
  • pay packet
  • perks
  • possession (usu plural)
  • prerogative
  • privilege
  • profits
  • property
  • revenue
  • riches
  • rights
  • stock
  • stuff
  • things
  • turnover
  • winnings
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