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When using them separately, we'd use- Your grant... John Wichel Foundation's grant... When using them together, combining them with an 'and'- ...your and John Wichel Foundation's grants... ... which, when placed into the context of this sentence, would be- "Because of your and the John Wichel Foundation’s grants, we are able to continue our mission to ...


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It is helpful to consider the structures of the phrases you want to compare, rather than looking at only the words that make the phrases up. the redesign of units is a noun phrase, NP, consisting of a determiner "the" and an N-bar, N', "redesign of units". This N' is a nominalization of the V-bar, V', "redesign units". The original verb "redesign" has ...


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The "x of y" construction is not genitive (possessive). "Of y" is just a complement of "x". By contrast, "x's y" is genitive. Sometimes though the meaning is the same; for example in the father of the bride the relationship of the bride to father is the same as in the bride's father, but the syntactic difference is considerable. In the latter, the bride's ...


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In Proper Apostrophe Usage with Initialisms: CCS' or CCS's? the conclusion was that the trailing s is dropped when the thing's singular name ends in an s. Correct usage would then be #4, The OPS' structure. I think there is a little more to it than that; for example my boss's house. I think the best guide is whether you actually pronounce the possessive as ...


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It depends whether the nouns are acting separately or together. Use "Mark's and Fred's apples and oranges .. " if each of them owns these fruits. Use "Mark and Fred's apples and oranges .." if they share ownership of the fruits.


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The error has since been rectified by the Guardian At the start of Richard Linklater's extraordinary, deeply moving Boyhood, seven-year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) ups-sticks for Houston. He dismantles his bedroom and helps tidy the house, daubing white paint over the pencil marks on the doorframe which have measured the growth of him and his sister (...



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