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Meaning of “your” in “Do you know your ABC?”

The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary's article for "ABC" contains the following example: Do you know your ABC? I wonder why "your" is used in this example sentence. ABC in the stated meaning ...
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that brother of John

Can one say a. I am thinking about that door of the house which is locked. b. I am thinking about the door of the house which is locked. c. I am thinking about that brother of John who is a doctor. ...
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I went to the doctor's

I have run across such a sentence: Yesterday I was ill, so I went to the doctor's. What is the function of possessive here, that is doctor's?
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what means by come apostrophe?

Any one explain me. Which one is correct time. What's time now? What a time now? if apostrophe come means it's indicate the position. But if it come in questions pattern's means, what does it means?...
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How to interpret: Love of something or someone

Saw the phrase "love of fate" and found that it means the quality of loving (or rather embracing) one's fate, I got some questions. Sentences A. He has the love of her. B. He has the love of hers. C....
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What is the difference between S' and 'S?

What is the difference between S' and 'S? When can we use S' and when can we use 'S??
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Ambiguous meaning of “his murder”

Can "his murder" mean two different things? The murder of a male person (him) A man's crime, e.g His murder of someone