Possessives

 

This possessives page brings together information about

  • possessive nouns
  • possessive adjectives
  • possessive pronouns
  • questions
  • reciprocal pronouns  

 

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What does 's' mean here?
David Beckham's Miami MLS edges closer as terms agreed for site of stadium.
From what I know 'edge' means side there.

Hello akatsuki,

'Edge' here is a verb which means 'to move slowly'.

To look up words like this I suggest using our Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool, which you can find on the right of the page.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, Peter M. So, what is the role ofthe possessive 's in this sentence?
David Beckham's Miami MLSedges closer as terms agreed for site of stadium.
This usage of 's is rather weird to me.

Hello, would you please tell me the difference between ' it's my pleasure ' and ' it's my honor ' ?
Thanks!

Hello adshinazem,

We can say 'It's my pleasure' when someone thanks us for doing something. It is rather formal but still used in some contexts.

'It's my honour' is a correct sentence but is not used commonly in any particular context. It sounds rather archaic - like something you might hear in a film about medieval times, for example.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Good Morning
Thanks for for your quick response.
please correct" Pen was in my Coat's pocket "

Hello AbdulMohsin,

The correct form would be

The pen was in my coat pocket.

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Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Every one

1" We are sending XYZ co 's Materials on SIT & Co's trailer."
Please Correct I am pretty confused about possessive
2. Please find the attached invoice being due.
Thanks

Hello AbdulMohsin,

1 looks correct to me. In 2, I'd change 'being due' to a relative clause, something like ', which is now due'.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi
please help me to figure out the differences between 's and of about possession
I have explored a lot of web sites and books but i just don't seem to find my answer.
thanks a million.

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