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partitive in Grammar topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpartitivepar‧ti‧tive /ˈpɑːtətɪv $ ˈpɑːr-/ noun [countable] technical  SLGa word which comes before a noun and shows that only part of something is being described, for example the word ‘some’ in the phrase ‘some of the cakepartitive adjective