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This is an awesome question. Going to take a stab at an answer, though I can't imagine a totally satisfactory one if you would rather not use "include" or "own." There are also some obvious answers that you can find in a thesaurus, so I'm going to try to offer some alternatives that you might not have considered. Contains - From latin meaning "to hold ...
The phrase "no problem" is not at all disrespectful. The general meaning is "[helping you was] no problem". Think of it as the person reassuring you that it was not an inconvenience to help you. The phrase can be considered casual, but there are very few situations where it would be considered out of place or incorrect.
It's correct, but probably needs a question mark. "Do you know John's email address" or "Do you know the email address of John?" I'd probably go for "I think of the betterment of both of you." "You are a friend of John." No need for a possessive. You could also say "You are John's friend."
Just technically thinking, the possible option to avoid pitfalls could be: You are welcome to use me-and-Susan's widget Okay, protocol gone, fpp before others, but it works. Hyphenate to disambiguate: the widget is joint property. Now that there's just a compound noun, just one possessive should do. There can be other, better ways to do ...
I think it's useful to substitute "child" and "painting" because child is a word where the plurals and possessive forms are more obviously different. What would be the correct label for a picture drawn by several kids? Children Picture Child's Picture Children's Picture I think the third - the possessive plural. This suggests that "Goats' Milk" is the ...
There is no scenario where you have to use "Google's" to mean "Google is" so you can always rewrite the sentence to say "Google is Google's best friend" to avoid the confusion. You can also always rephrase the possessive to clear up ambiguity although it may make your writing sound clunky: "Google is the best friend of Google."
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