The possessive case of a language is a grammatical case used to indicate a relationship of possession. In Grammar, the case of a Noun or Pronoun indicates its Grammatical function in a greater Phrase or Clause; such as the It is not the same as the genitive case, which can express a wider range of relationships, though the two have similar meanings in many languages. In Grammar, the genitive case or possessive case (also called the second case) is the case that marks a Noun as modifying another
See Possession (linguistics) for a survey of the different categories of possession distinguished in languages. Possession, in the context of Linguistics, is an asymmetric relationship between two constituents the Referent of one of which (the possessor) possesses
The term "possessive case" is often used to refer to the "'s" morpheme, which is suffixed onto many nouns in English to denote possession. " Saxon genitive " is the traditional term used for the ’s ( Apostrophe -s word-ending in the English language. In Morpheme-based morphology, a morpheme is the smallest linguistic unit that has semantic meaning. This categorization is arguably not strictly correct — some grammarians contend that this affix is actually a clitic. An affix is a Morpheme that is attached to a stem to form a word In Linguistics, a clitic is a grammatically independent and phonologically dependent Word. By descent, however, the English usage does stem from a case ending, Old English -es. See genitive case for details. In Grammar, the genitive case or possessive case (also called the second case) is the case that marks a Noun as modifying another For information on how to properly construct the possessive form, see apostrophe.
English is one of the few languages that still utilizes the Possessive Case. Most languages use the Genitive Case. Here are some examples of the Possessive case being applied in the English language. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States
|Nominative Case||Possessive Case||Example|
|child||child's, of the child||I have the child's bag|
|woman||woman's, of the woman||This is the woman's husband|
|car||car's, of the car||The wheels of the car are off|