I am wondering whether "in the case of" is a correct expression. I know "in case of" can be used, for example "In case of an emergency" but when would be appropriate to use "in the case of" as long as it is correct.
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I suggest that, in cases like this, you use a search facility such as
That way you will find plenty of examples if the idiom exists.
Click on the links at the bottom of that page to see how the expression is used.
Jane is doing well at school but, in the case of John, I think we need to consider finding a private tutor.
This is equivalent to
Jane is doing well at school but, in John's case, I think we need to consider finding a private tutor.