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I'm writing about the captains of sport teams. Each team has one and only one captain. I'm confused on how to express this :

We will communicate this information to ...

  • each team captain
  • each team's captain
  • each teams captain
  • each teams' captain

It's my understanding that each is followed by a singular as per https://dictionary.cambridge.org/fr/grammaire/grammaire-britannique/each, so I think I should use captain against captains (I could be wrong on this one too, though)

However, I'm confused with the "team" part. There are several teams, so should I pluralize this word here ? Also, maybe should I use the possessive 's ?

Which is the correct way to complete the sentence ?

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It should be each team’s captain, because each implies you’re talking about each of several teams individually, so you can use team’s as the singular possessive.

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    But you can also write all the teams' captains – Barmar Feb 26 '19 at 1:10
  • Aren't "Captains of each team/ captains of all the teams..." better...? – Ram Pillai Feb 25 at 4:12
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    It would be better if you added some explanation of why you think this is correct. – KillingTime Feb 25 at 3:30

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