Re: What does 'the comma' convey?
It's just a matter of labelling, Parser. Like many (but not all) people, I am not in favour of using labels designed for Latin grammar when talking about English. Some writers who feel like me about this call it the 'possessive' form. It's so widely used, that I have been known to use it myself; it is, after all, commonly used to show posssession, or, at least ownership. However, leaving aside the phrases we have been discussing, I have never been happy with the idea of either possession or ownership in such phrases as 'Peter's brother'.
Originally Posted by TheParser
I suppose I should refer to it as the 's plus apostophe' form.
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