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A painting by Pablo Picasso can be referred to as a Picasso, but the plural would be Picassos: "Russians have money,” he went on. “Art dealers from all over world are now asking me to buy Picassos, other Impressionists. I prefer Renaissance, Caravaggio. But I do not buy them. I’d rather invest in my freedom, rather than in my walls." Picasso's is ...


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Syntacticians often consider "my" to be a definite determiner, in the same category as "the", "that", and possessives in "'s". You might reasonably consider it to be a logical prepositional phrase, since "my father" means *"the father of me", which has been changed by replacing the "the" (expressing the definiteness) with the possessor "me's" expressed as ...


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To make a possessive form, we add 's after nouns that end in se. The recluse's house The house's recluse. The standards for pronunciation and appending ' or 's after singular nouns ending in s vary. We can add only ' after singular nouns ending in s. James' friend. (The above standard and example is from Grammar for English Language ...


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The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (Huddleston & Pullum, 2002) regard my as a pronoun used in Determiner function. It is definitely not a preposition or an adjective! It has none of the syntactic properties of either prepositions or adjectives!


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Most of your examples are 'correct'. However, colloquial, idiomatic English tends to avoid 'little' words. More often than not 'of the' is avoided. So the teapot handle rather than the handle of the teapot. This is especially the case in spoken English. Although not necessarily the case, and easily over-ridden in spoken English, 'of the' can be used to ...


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As I is the subject personal pronoun, it is best used when Stacey and you are the subject of the verb. Stacey and I share this office. As Stacey's in your example has a possessive meaning, a possessive pronoun makes most sense here. Stacey's and my office Having said that, the office Stacey and I share (only slightly modified from your question) ...


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What you are talking about is the POSSESSIVE. "The possessive of Danny is Danny's, not Dannies". If he spells his name Danny, the plural is not "Dannies" either (it's "Dannys"—proper names are exempt from the "change y to ie" rule!), but that's not what she meant. When she wrote "Dannies world" she must have meant it as a possessive.



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