genitive case

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John's milkJohn's is in the genitive (and in the possessive) case.
glass of milkmilk is in the genitive (but not the possessive) case.

genitive case (plural genitive cases)

  1. (grammar) Noun case used to express some relationship such as possession or origin. It corresponds roughly to the English preposition "of."

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