Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Possession"

The meaning of "Possession" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does treasured possession mean?
A: Valued object
Q: What does possession of self-assertion mean?
A: Being confident. Having the ability to speak up.
Q: What does possession mean?
A: Possession means to own. If you have a possession or have something in possession, it means you own something.
Q: What does "possession" mean?
A: Something that someone owns.

e.g.
"Her possessions were passed down to her children after her death."

Example sentences using "Possession"

Q: Please show me example sentences with possession .
A: He had the gun in his possession.
His sports car is his prized possession.
Nobody will ever have possession over me.
I desperately want that expensive purse in my possession, but I don't have that much money.
I had to learn the hard way that love isn't about possession, it's about appreciation.
Q: Please show me example sentences with possession.
A: The evidence was in his possession at approximately 8:40 am.

The demon takes possession of children who don't behave.
Q: Please show me example sentences with possession.
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Q: Please show me example sentences with possession.
A: Property has two meanings

1. Don't touch my property without asking

2. Welcome to my property (like a house)

Synonyms of "Possession" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between possession and progression ?
A: Possession is a state of having or taking control onto something.
"I'm in possession of my brother's company

Progression is a process of improving or developing into a more advanced state
"The only important thing is progressing, instead of achieving the goal quickly, because we have our own time."
Q: What is the difference between I'd rather you not use my possessions. and You'd better not use my possessions. ?
A: "I'd rather you not use my possessions" sounds more like a suggestion or a request. "You'd better not use my possessions" while having a very similar meaning, comes off more threatening, like a warning. But the feeling can also be different depending on the tone used. If you say "You'd better not use my possessions" in a playful tone, it can be teasing rather than threatening. If you say "I'd rather you not use my possessions" in a serious tone, it can also be a warning.
Q: What is the difference between possession and property ?
A:
Possession refers to something that you own, ie something that is yours, something that belongs to you. It can be a small item (eg a smartphone).

It does not usually refer to real estate, such as a house.

Examples:
• His car is his most prized possession. (=Of all the things he owns, his car is the most important to him.)
• He sold his most valuable possessions as he needed the cash.
(= He sold the things that belonged to him that were worth the most money)

The verb is “to possess”.

• He lives in a small cottage in the mountains and does not possess a TV or computer.

Property also refers to something that you own, but it is commonly used when talking about real estate, eg a house/building/land.

Examples:
• He lives in the UK but he has property in Spain.
• The property market in Shanghai is booming.
• We are saving up money to buy some property in the countryside.

However, it may depend on the sentence.

If you want to say something belongs to Mr Z, we would usually say “Property of Mr Z” (=belonging to Mr Z= Mr Z is the owner)
We would not say “Possession of Mr Z”.

The verb for property is usually “to own” (although you can also say “to possess”)
Q: What is the difference between possessions and belongings ?
A: They both mean the same thing :)
Q: What is the difference between possession and property ?
A: They are the same, but normally you would only call small things "possessions". A watch can be one of your "possessions", or your "property", but a house is normally only your "property".

Translations of "Possession"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? possession and position
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? possession
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? possession
A: "I will take possession of my house."

Hope that helps.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? possessions
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Other questions about "Possession"

Q: As far as prized possessions go, old family photos are probably the most important things I have.
What does as far as prized possessions go means?
A: 就贵重物品来说
as far as 就... 来说;在.. 范围内
Q: Why I can’t say “today’s my outfit” but I can say “My father’s friend’s daughter”? I heard double possessions are wrong but the second case is okay.
A: father's friend's daughter = the daughter of your friend of your father
today's my outfit = the outfit of mine of today? It doesn't make sense.
"my" doesn't belong to "today" but the "friend" does belong to the "father."

You can, however, say "today's outfit" or "my outfit."
Q: ​‎I don't want to live with as few possessions as possible.
Through being influenced by all kinds of things around us, we have
developed our playful mind
which, for example, makes a pythagoraswitch by
various stuffs.
So I appreciate my possessions which affect my mind in different
ways. does this sound natural?
A: I don't want to live with as few possessions as possible.

We have developed our playful mind by allowing ourselves to be influenced by all kinds of things around us. For example, we make a Rube Goldberg machine using a variety of different things.

So I appreciate my possessions, because they affect my mind in different ways.

(Your English is great!! 😄 Small thing to know: in English, Pythagoras Switch is more commonly called a Rube Goldberg machine.)
Q: possession

ex:The English book is my possession that I buy on the internet.

Please help me correct the above sentence.
Thank you. does this sound natural?
A: Almost perfect

"The English book that I buy on the internet is my possession." 👌
Q: You can possess your possession.
这句话有语法错误吗?
A: 那我給妳舉幾個例子:

- The library possesses a rare book.
- A rare book is in the library's possession.
- His notes are among his other possessions.

possess 是比較正式的動詞,所以日常生活中不常說。have 更口語點,所以一般會說 "The library has a rare book." possession 則是日常生活中會聽到的詞。

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