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double possessive

noun, Grammar
1.
a possessive construction consisting of a prepositional phrase with of containing a substantive in the possessive case, as of father's in He is a friend of father's.
Also called double genitive.
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  • Both of these are now used side by side; sometimes they are used together, as one modifier, making a double possessive.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • A peculiar form, a double possessive, has grown up and become a fixed idiom in modern English.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell

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