Thursday, April 09, 2015

That possessive apostrophe

In about 80% of all languages, a prenominal Possessor is finally marked, a postnominal Possessor initially marked.— The Theory of Functional Grammar Part 1, The Structure of the Clause, page 367

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I.e., John’s car versus the car of John. Got it?
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