possessive adjective


Definition of possessive adjective

: a pronominal adjective expressing possession

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Suddenly, pronouns and possessive adjectives are on everyone’s minds. Christopher O. Blum, National Review, "C. S. Lewis and the Religion of Science," 12 Sep. 2019 That’s true despite the possessive adjective in the title, or the fact that the director, an artist, plays an artist, Ellie. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: In ‘My Art,’ the Artist Laurie Simmons Plays an Artist," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of possessive adjective

1870, in the meaning defined above

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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