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Imagine a wedding invitation which ends with the following sentence:

To round off the weekend celebrations, please join us for lunch.

Would it be more, less, or equally correct to say:

To round off the weekend's celebrations, please join us for lunch.

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    Yes, the second form would be more or less equally correct :) . The first uses weekend as an adjective to celebrations while the second treats celebrations as something related to the weekend, which is used as a noun there. – Lawrence Feb 20 '17 at 3:53

Either could be correct depending on your context.

In the first case, "weekend" could describe the type of celebration, like the theme for a party. However, since the theme is a wedding, it could be used in the sense of having an implied "of", as in "weekend of celebrations", to refer to the scope of celebration time.

The second case refers to a specific celebration. Making weekend possessive lets it take the place of the bride and groom's names as another way to refer to the event.

  • This looks like correct. – Zachary Bell Feb 20 '17 at 7:57

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