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- Genitive case or attributive noun 3 answers
Please note: This may be a complex question, references would be great, search engines do not help with "of the".
Looks like we can remove the use of "of the" with a noun adjunct switching the order of a couple of names, at least sometimes. Examples:
- The name of the hotel → The hotel name
- The handle of the teapot → The teapot handle
- The use of the "of the" digram → The "of the" digram use
- The use of the digram "of the" → The digram "of the" use (?)
- The dog of the house → The house dog (?)
Looks like sometimes (when?) we need the use of the Saxon genitive. Examples:
- The dog of John → John's dog.
- The bag of the child → child's bag
- The beginning of the day → the day's beginning (?)
- The mistakes of the people → people's mistakes (?)
The questions are:
- First and foremost: is this correct? (or "what is incorrect here?")
- Which use is preferred? Using "of the" or the noun adjunct.
- What rules apply in this context?
- There may be some cases when the only correct option is using "of the", are there such cases?