This query is a follow-up from another question I asked a few days ago. I am still pondering how to best interpret the following phrase grammatically:
"my brother's weapon"
Could I categorize it as follows:
my = Possessive pronoun adjective modifying brother's
brother's = possessive noun also functioning as an adjective modifying weapon
my brother's = adjective phrase collectively modifying weapon
If I diagrammed this, would "weapon" be on the main line with "brother's" descending on a slanted line below it like an adjective? Would "my" be on another adjective line coming off of "brother's"?
I'm thinking the flow would be similar to the way one might diagram "the bright red truck"? In this phrase, would you consider "bright" an adjective modifying "red" with the both of them working together as an adjective phrase modifying truck?
Thank you in advance for your polite feedback. I'm working hard to clarify my understanding of how these parts of speech function together in context.