"Maybe it’s just the end of the winter, but I always go a little stir crazy this time of year. Not like Jack Nicholson in The Shining, of course. But I do long for a nice long walk in the sunshine with those dogs of mine. Or to do a little gardening with my husband in our yard. Or to get away from my students’ gripes about having to write a 20-page appellate brief in a mere six weeks. Wow — there was lot of possessing in that paragraph! In fact, we tend to do a lot of possessing in writing (or we write about a lot of possessing). So let’s take a closer look at possession in the English language." - [except]
CU Commons Citation
Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, Feeling Possessed: The Use of the Genitive Case, 58 Advocate 62, 64 (2015).