Could you help, please ? case genitive \ possessive
This exercise is mentioned on the book ( practical exercises in English ) EXERCISE IX.
Distinguish between the following:—
- The President's reception. The reception of the President.
I can understand it or it seems to me the first phrase can mean the President he himself who does the reception ( the focus is on him ) = the President is who welcomes and greeting them to his reception place. The second can mean people do a reception to the president ( the focus is on the reception )
- Mother's love. Love of mother.
This also the focus is on mother that she offers a lovely atmosphere to sons , relatives, husband etc... \ the second can implies love of others toward the mother.
The idea I explain here can be applicable to the rest examples.
- A sister's care. Care of a sister.
- A brother's picture. The picture of a brother.
- Clive's reception in London. The reception of Clive in London.
- Charles and Harry's toys. Charles's and Harry's toys.
- Let me tell you a story of Doctor Brown (Brown's).
What would you say ? Do you agree with me ? I see no other idea can illustrate what the author meant by "Distinguish between the following " Thank you in advance
Best wishes to all
Notes : I want the difference in meaning not to give a long description explaining how and why, I know the ( s possessive) can be confined to human, animals and sometimes special usage with things. second question : Can you deny that ( of construction ) is not used to express possession or to imply possession ?