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SAXON GENITIVE
SAXON GENITIVE
This structure is used as a way to refer to possession. It is limited to (with some
exceptions) people and ...
SAXON GENITIVE
FORMATION
IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS = THE
APOSTROPHE (‘) + S
Children’s toys.
(Refers to the toys that childre...
SAXON GENITIVE
FORMATION: THE OBJECT AS ADJECTIVE (ADJECTIVAL GENITIVE) OR
USING THE PREPOSITION “OF”
The car door is blue...
SAXON GENITIVE
FORMATION: THE DOUBLE GENITIVE
It is possible to combine the prepositional of genitive with the apostrophe ...
SAXON GENITIVE
USE IN REAL LIFE
SHOP NAMES/PEOPLE’S HOUSES: …’S (SHOP/HOUSE)
Darla goes to the denstist’s.
(You don’t have...
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Saxon genitive

  1. 1. SAXON GENITIVE
  2. 2. SAXON GENITIVE This structure is used as a way to refer to possession. It is limited to (with some exceptions) people and animals (animate nouns). FORMATION SINGULAR NOUNS = THE APOSTROPHE (‘) + S Sandy is Annie’s dog. (Refers to the dog that Annie has). PLURAL NOUNS = THE APOSTROPHE (‘) Hogwarts is the wizards’ castle. (Refers to the castle that the wizards have). Girl People
  3. 3. SAXON GENITIVE FORMATION IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS = THE APOSTROPHE (‘) + S Children’s toys. (Refers to the toys that children have). IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS: •1 CHILD, 2 CHILDREN. •1 WOMAN, 2 WOMEN. •1 MAN, 2 MEN. •1 PERSON, 2 PEOPLE. •1 FOOT, 2 FEET. •1 TOOTH, 2 TEETH. •1 MOUSE, 2 MICE. •1 FISH/DEER/REINDEER/SHEEP, 2 FISH/DEER/ REINDEER/SHEEP. •1 LEAF, 2 LEAVES. •… CHAIN RELATIONSHIP My father’s brother’s son is my cousin. (It means that my cousin is the son of the brother of my father). People Person Person
  4. 4. SAXON GENITIVE FORMATION: THE OBJECT AS ADJECTIVE (ADJECTIVAL GENITIVE) OR USING THE PREPOSITION “OF” The car door is blue (Not the car’s door). = The door of the car is blue. Ariel has got a fish tail. (Not a fish’s tail). = Ariel has got a tail of fish. The Goonies found the treasure map. (Not the treasure’s map). = The Goonies found the map of the treasure. 2 OBJECTS Object Object Obj. Obj. Obj. Obj.
  5. 5. SAXON GENITIVE FORMATION: THE DOUBLE GENITIVE It is possible to combine the prepositional of genitive with the apostrophe structure. Malfoy is an enemy of Harry’s. (Refers to an enemy that Harry has). Malfoy/He is an enemy of his. Dory is a friend of Nemo’s. (Refers to a friend that Nemo has). Dory/She is a friend of his. Nemo is a friend of Dory’s / hers. The possessive pronoun is really a Saxon genitive without the apostrophe.
  6. 6. SAXON GENITIVE USE IN REAL LIFE SHOP NAMES/PEOPLE’S HOUSES: …’S (SHOP/HOUSE) Darla goes to the denstist’s. (You don’t have to write dentist’s shop) Beauty is at the baker’s. (You don’t have to write baker’s shop) Russell is at Mr. Fredricksen’s. (You don’t have to write Mr. Fredricksen’s house) The thieves want to steal at Kevin’s. (You don’t have to write Kevin’s house) PEOPLE’S JOBS: DENTIST’S CHEMIST’S BAKER’S FISHMONGER´S BUTCHER’S GREEN GROCER’S HAIRDRESSER’S BARBER’S DOCTOR’S VET’S PSYCH’S …

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