how to pronounce possessive


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the above transcription of possessive is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

possessive is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of possessive pronunciation

An example use of possessive in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… an amalgam of her possessive nature my …”

meaning of possessive

Possessive means belonging to or having the quality of being owned by something.

possessive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word possessive occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics possessive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that possessive can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with possessive


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