This parameter considers the morphological marking of possessed nouns in habitive constructions (also known as predicative possession). These constructions involve three elements: the possessor, the possessed noun (also known as possessee), and the grammatical item(s) expressing the fact of possession. Only examples of alienable possession should be considered for this parameter. If a language has multiple constructions available for the expression of possession, only the most common should be analyzed.
NoAff: Possessed nouns are not marked with personal affixes.
PossSuff: Possessed nouns are inflected with obligatory personal suffixes that mark only possession.
PossSuffPx: Possessed nouns are inflected with obligatory personal suffixes that mark agreement with the possessor.
PossPref: Possessed nouns are inflected with obligatory personal prefixes that mark only possession.
PossPrefPx: Possessed nouns are inflected with obligatory personal prefixes that mark agreement with the possessor.
When a language displays more than one type, two values may be listed. If one type is dominant, a slash (/) should separate the two values, with the dominant value appearing first; if neither is dominant, they are listed with an ampersand (&) separating them. Simultaneous use of multiple types is listed with a plus sign (+) between the values. The use of parentheses indicates that use of the strategy is not obligatory.
 For more on the types of these constructions, see the parameter Habitive constructions.