everyone! I have a doubt about it:

saturday's class x saturday class

Which one is correct? I always get confused to know when I use 's when it comes to therms like these ones, when there isn't a human's name involved in the sentence like "Robert's car" etc. Can someone give me an explanation? Thanks!


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First off, the word "Saturday" is always capitalized. Secondly, your question depends on usage. I would write "I didn't see you in Saturday's class," and I would write "Please note in the syllabus that there is a Saturday class in the third week."

  • Do you have any reason why you put the article in "a Saturday class" and didn't in "Saturday's class"?
    – user140086
    Oct 28, 2015 at 18:32
  • @Rathony...besides the reason that it is the correct way to phrase such a sentence, and leaving "a" out of the second example or including it in the first would be ungrammatical? Consider another sentence: "It was five o'clock on Saturday." v.s "It was five o'clock on a Saturday." The two sentences connote different things. The first names a specific Saturday, the second names the notion of or concept of Saturday.
    – dwoz
    Oct 28, 2015 at 18:42
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    The noun for which the article is used (or required) is not "Saturday" but "class".
    – user140086
    Oct 28, 2015 at 18:47
  • indeed it is! Do you disagree with it?
    – dwoz
    Oct 28, 2015 at 19:20
  • My disagreeing with your answer doesn't matter. It would be nicer if you could include your reference/research for the answer.
    – user140086
    Oct 28, 2015 at 19:22

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