The genitive case is one of the 4
main cases in modern English. Whilst it has other uses (explained
below), it is predominantly the form used to indicate possession. For nouns, it is usually created by adding
's to the word or by preceding it with
of the table
There are several other ways of forming the genitive case:
out the hamster's wheel
and open the back of the cage.
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When the genitive case is used to show possession, it may also be classified
bike (genitive case and possessive case)
However, the genitive case does not always indicate possession.
children's songs (genitive case)
(In this example, the children do not own the songs.
They are songs for children.)
Constable's paintings (genitive case)
(Constable may not own the paintings. This denotes only that they are paintings by