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    The history of the genitive case in English

    Do you know any thorough works about it that I could get without too much trouble?

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    Re: The history of the genitive case in English

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Do you know any thorough works about it that I could get without too much trouble?
    Some month ago I was looking for the meanings of some old English words. I found The Samuel Johnson's Dictionary (1755) on the Internet. I noticed that there were some old English grammars, too. I can't help you precisely in that you are asking for, I can point out what I found. These are:
    William Bullokar's: Pamphlet for Grammar (1586)
    Robert Lowth's: A Short Introduction for English Grammar with .....(1741);
    William Cobbett's: A Grammar of the English (1824-1866).
    May be the information is a little help to you, but who knows.
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    Re: The history of the genitive case in English

    Thank you for your effort, I'll try looking for them. But I'd rather have a contemporary work...

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    Re: The history of the genitive case in English

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    Do you know any thorough works about it that I could get without too much trouble?
    Genitive case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You might like to start there and follow the links. Wikipedia is generally quite reliable on language issues. It's a good place to start for ideas.

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    Re: The history of the genitive case in English

    Thanks. It's not thorough enough but still, I learned new things.

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