substantive genitive

noun

Definition of substantive genitive

: a genitive that includes in its denotation the meaning of a qualified noun to be understood with it in "I spent the night at my brother's" brother's is a substantive genitive carrying the implication "residence"

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“Substantive genitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/substantive%20genitive. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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