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In the sentence, 'NCA offers a tool to measure a country's or region's natural capital', are one or both of country and region possessive (country's or region's vs. country or region's)? Ownership is a bit ambiguous because of the inclusive 'or'.

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The correct sentence is "NCA offers a tool to measure a country or region's natural capital," as this situation is analogous to the question in this post.

  • The linked post is irrelevant because it talks about “X and Y”, and this question is about “X or Y”. – Scott Nov 4 '18 at 2:17
  • I don't know that it is entirely irrelevant though. I think the same basic structure applies with any possessive nouns linked by a conjunction. – eenbeetje Nov 5 '18 at 15:32
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    Did you see  my comment on the question? – Scott Nov 5 '18 at 16:14
  • Oh, sorry, I did not. My brain is not functioning at the highest of levels this morning. – eenbeetje Nov 5 '18 at 16:17

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