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Old January 30, 2018, 01:49 AM
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what the difference between these two phrases? can anybody set any examples?

can ii be just the same meaning but grammatically different?

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Old January 30, 2018, 12:54 PM
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These expressions are related, but with the roles of subject and object reversed.

John is in possession of the letters <-> The letters are in the possession of John.
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