Separate Possession

Some articles on separate, separate possession, possession:

English Language Usage - Possessive Apostrophe - General Principles For The Possessive Apostrophe
... is both an s added to form the plural, and a separate s added for the possessive the attorneys-general's husbands successive Ministers for Justice's interventions their fathers-in-law's ... Joint and separate possession A distinction is made between joint possession (Jason and Sue's e-mails the e-mails of both Jason and Sue), and separate possession (Jason ... Their consensus is that if possession is joint, only the last possessor has possessive inflection in separate possession all the possessors have ...

Famous quotes containing the words possession and/or separate:

    It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.
    Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

    There is nothing intrinsically better about a child who happily bounces off to school the first day and a child who is wary, watchful, and takes a longer time to separate from his parents and join the group. Neither one nor the other is smarter, better adjusted, or destined for a better life.
    Ellen Galinsky (20th century)