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Posessing vs. Possessing: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on November 8, 2023
Posessing is a misspelling. The correct spelling is Possessing, meaning having or holding ownership of something.

Which is correct: Posessing or Possessing

How to spell Possessing?

Posessing is Incorrect

Possessing is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember "Possessing" has a double "s" both in the middle and at the end.
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Relate "Possessing" to "possession" to recall the correct spelling.
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Use mnemonic: "People Often See Squirrels Eating Sweet Strawberries In Natural Gardens" to remember "Possessing."
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Associate "Possessing" with "processing" both having double "s."
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Visualize a person clutching or "possessing" something tightly to remind you of the double "s."
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Posessing and Possessing Definitions

Posessing

Posessing is an incorrect spelling of Possessing.
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Possessing

Possessing implies having certain qualities or characteristics.
The musician was known for possessing a unique style.
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Possessing

Possessing refers to owning or having something.
She was proud of possessing a vast collection of books.
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Possessing

Possessing is the act of holding or controlling.
He has the talent of possessing a crowd's attention.
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Possessing

Possessing is to have as a part or attribute.
The building, possessing historical significance, was preserved.
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Possessing

To have as property; own
Possess great wealth.
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Possessing

(Law) To have under one's power or control
Possess illegal drugs.
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Possessing

To have as a quality, characteristic, or other attribute
Possesses great tact.
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Possessing

To have mastery or knowledge of
Possess a knowledge of Sanskrit.
Possess valuable information.
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Possessing

To gain control or power over. Used of a demon or spirit.
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Possessing

To occupy fully the mind or feelings of
The dancers were possessed by the music.
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Possessing

Often Offensive To have sexual intercourse with (a woman).
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Possessing

(Archaic) To control or maintain (one's nature) in a particular condition
I possessed my temper despite the insult.
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Possessing

(Archaic) To cause (oneself) to own, hold, or master something, such as property or knowledge.
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Possessing

(Archaic) To gain or seize.
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Possessing

Present participle of possess
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Possessing

Possessing denotes keeping or retaining.
Possessing a memory for years can be both a blessing and a curse.
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FAQs

Which vowel is used before Possessing?

The indefinite article "a" is used before Possessing.
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What is the verb form of Possessing?

The base verb form is "possess."
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What is the root word of Possessing?

The root word is "possess."
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Which conjunction is used with Possessing?

Any conjunction can be used based on the sentence structure.
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Why is it called Possessing?

The term "Possessing" comes from the Latin "possidere," meaning to occupy or to own.
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What is the pronunciation of Possessing?

It's pronounced /pəˈzɛsɪŋ/.
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What is the singular form of Possessing?

"Possessing" is a verb, and its singular form depends on the subject (e.g., he/she/it possesses).
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What is the plural form of Possessing?

Verbs don't have plural forms in English.
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Which preposition is used with Possessing?

Prepositions like "of" can be used (e.g., possessing of a trait).
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Is Possessing a negative or positive word?

"Possessing" is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
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Is Possessing an adverb?

No, Possessing is not an adverb.
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How many syllables are in Possessing?

Possessing has three syllables.
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Nov 08, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Possessing?

The stressed syllable is "sess."
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Is Possessing a vowel or consonant?

"Possessing" is a word composed of both vowels and consonants.
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How do we divide Possessing into syllables?

Possessing is divided as Po-sess-ing.
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Which determiner is used with Possessing?

Determiners like "the" and "a" can be used, depending on context.
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Which article is used with Possessing?

The indefinite article "a" can be used with "possessing" depending on context.
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Is Possessing a countable noun?

No, Possessing is not a noun.
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Is Possessing a collective noun?

No, Possessing is not a collective noun.
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Is the word Possessing imperative?

No, it is in the continuous form of the verb "possess."
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Is Possessing an abstract noun?

No, Possessing is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
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Is the Possessing term a metaphor?

No, "Possessing" is not inherently a metaphor.
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Nov 08, 2023

What is the first form of Possessing?

The first form is "possess."
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What is the second form of Possessing?

The second form is "possessed."
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How is Possessing used in a sentence?

"She takes pride in possessing a keen sense of humor."
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Nov 08, 2023

Is Possessing a noun or adjective?

"Possessing" is a verb in continuous tense, but it can also act as an adjective (e.g., a possessing force).
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What part of speech is Possessing?

Possessing is a verb in continuous tense.
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What is another term for Possessing?

Another term for possessing is "holding."
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What is the opposite of Possessing?

The opposite of possessing is "lacking" or "devoid of."
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What is the third form of Possessing?

The third form is "possessed."
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