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So I was reading "Solitaire" rules and a few times it was written "peg location", isn't it correct to say "peg's location"? Also why do people say "game score" instead of "game's score"

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  • It's a quirk of fate. – Ricky Jan 2 '16 at 3:48
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    "if you are new to learning English, please consider whether your question might be better suited for English Language Learners." (english.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic) – Roaring Fish Jan 2 '16 at 5:20
  • Yes, peg location is correct. – Drew Jan 4 '16 at 0:59
  • It's a good question OP, don't let the snarky, snobbish bums on this website get you down. This should help. regarding genitive of inanimate objects - also check this. – Larry Jan 4 '16 at 1:59
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Peg location means the location of the peg. It is not possessive. The location does not belong to the peg.

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    You can use either in this case. "Peg's location" would be meaningful. In this context, the two are interchangeable. – siride Jan 4 '16 at 1:45
  • The 's construction, although often called the "possessive", is used for indicating many kinds of relationships, not just ownership. From a certain point of view, the location does "belong" to the peg: it is something associated with the peg. For example, we can say "I don't know Sandy's location" without implying that Sandy owns a location. – sumelic Oct 9 '17 at 18:32

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