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THE FORM OF THE GENITIVE 4 2
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17th century adjective ambiguity animacy animate Mod apostrophe Appositive choice of construction combinations comedies common compounds conditioning effect conditioning factor containing context coordinated corpus distinction early Modern English expressions favour Fillmore finite clauses following examples function GEN frequency GEN OF Total GEN preference GEN selection GEN/OF variation genres gerundive grammatical group genitive Head Hence inanimate Mods influence informal prose instance interpretation Jespersen John John's lexical lexical factor linguistic Locative Mann Mark Middle English modality modifying nominal non-finite clauses non-restrictive normally objective occur Oeff of-constructions of-phrase Orientative paraphrase period periphrastic plural possessive possible postmodifying Poutsma premodifiers present material proper nouns Quantifying Quirk relative clause religious prose Restoration comedy restricted right-branching role sake semantic sentence sibilant singular structure stylistic subtypes synonymy syntactic Table tendency texts thematic tion tive underlying variables verb verse xMod zero form