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Articles and Possessives

Whenever you need to analyze a sentence, it helps to simplify the sentence first. To simplify a sentence, start by looking for words or phrases that you can "cancel" or ignore. Here are two categories of words that you can cancel:

Articles

Articles are those three little words:

Articles can always be cancelled or ignored. Therefore, each of the following can be thought of as only "one word."

Possessives

Possessive denote possession. They too can be safely clumped with the thing that they describe. Therefore, each of the following should be thought of as only "one thing" or "one word."