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Forming the Possessive

The -‘s possessive is generally used only with nouns referring to animate items (e.g. people and animals) and in time phrases. The of possessive is generally used with nouns referring to inanimate things (i.e. objects) and abstract ideas. The function of the possessive form in English is to: show possession.

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