Are the following sentences correct?

  1. John's opinion about the sports car shocked his friend.
  2. The Board of Director's opinion about the unresolved issue is that it should have already been dealt with long time ago.
  • In a word, yes. You might want to say "The opinion of the Board of Directors about...", though; it would be a little clearer.
    – tautophile
    May 16, 2018 at 2:34
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    In the second sentence the apostrope goes after the s, not before. The noun is Board of Directors, not Board of Director.
    – Xanne
    May 16, 2018 at 2:53

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An apostrophe declares the origin and ownership of the particular object following that subject, correct? An opinion, while abstract in the physical sense, is still an object/noun, so in your examples, John has an opinion that is his. The apostrophe is correct in claiming John's opinion as his.

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