Jackie (jackiejac) wrote in linguaphiles,
Jackie
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X-Bar Theory

Hi everyone!

I'm just learning X-bar theory and I'm wondering about possessive nouns. I have to draw a tree for this sentence:

"John's drum will always bother me."

Is "John's" an adjective or a noun in this case? I'm getting stuck with too many nouns under one N'... Thanks in advance for any help!
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