substantive genitive

noun

: 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 4 Mar. 2024.

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