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Autor:  Jazz
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Data:  16/JUL/2013 10:40 AM
Assunto:  genitive suffix
 
Mensagem:  Hi there,

For the first time I heard this term instead of "genitive case". Is it pretty much the same?

After some research (see below) it got even more confusing... 

is it only a terminology issue or does it affect usage as well? As a teacher, I wouldn´t feel comfortable addressing things inappropriately (if that´s the case here).

Suffix:

 's

  1. Indicates a purpose or a user.
    You need a driver’s licence.
    These are popular boy’s T-shirts.
    Alex can be a girl’s name.
Usage notes:
The particle ’s and the suffix ’s have the same origin but are grammatically different now.
(Particle) a girl’s name : 
The name of a specific girl. The particle combines with a girl.

(Suffix) a girl’s name : A female name. 
The suffix combines with girl.

Thanks!!!!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 genitive suffix  –  Jazz  16/JUL/2013, 10:40 AM
genitive suffix  –  PPAULO  16/JUL/2013, 9:06 PM
genitive suffix  –  PPAULO  16/JUL/2013, 9:25 PM
Genitive suffix  –  Jazz  16/JUL/2013, 10:01 PM
Genitive suffix  –  Teacher  17/JUL/2013, 4:45 AM
genitive suffix  –  Polibius  19/JUL/2013, 2:40 PM
genitive suffix  –  Jazz  05/AGO/2013, 11:53 PM
genitive suffix  –  Jazz  05/AGO/2013, 11:53 PM

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