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Alan Bradley used many events and moments to show the protagonist's, Flavia’s, development and precocious personality in his novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

Is it ok if I put this:

Alan Bradley used many events and moments to show the protagonist, Flavia’s development and precocious personality in his novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

  • I'm not sure how clear the answers are on that earlier question, but to my mind it's relevant that in principle the comma before the appositive (Flavia, here) can be discarded (maybe thereby making the preceding term an "attributive" noun). From which perspective it should be pretty obvious you don't want possessive apostrophes on both, but in practice I'm sure lots of people would be tempted to include it twice. – FumbleFingers Apr 1 '17 at 20:30
  • the development of the protagonist, Flavia,etc. ///the least awkward – Lambie Apr 2 '17 at 0:02

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