I have always had this doubt about placing these qualifier words before or after the noun followed by the preposition "of" or "the". For example:

  • "Adjective position" or "position of the adjective"
  • "Humans' creation" or "creation of humans"

Can someone please help me? Thank you.

  • Unfortunately, many things like this simply sound okay or they don't. There is no particular rule that you can consistently apply. Worse, some phrases actually mean something quite different when you switch the construction—and some even become unidiomatic, if not ungrammatical. (For example, a red worm as opposed to a worm of red. Or a coat of arms as opposed to an arms coat.) – Jason Bassford Mar 26 at 2:49

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