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Preferred way to apostrophise in case of dual or multiple ownership by distinct entities [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Nikki's and Alice's X” vs. “Nikki and Alice's X” Consider describing the wedding of X and Y. If I want to avoid the overly-formal and poor-...
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Apostrophe in multiple plural posession [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Nikki’s and Alice’s X” vs. “Nikki and Alice’s X” Preferred way to apostrophise in case of dual or multiple ownership by distinct entities (writers' and teachers' wages) or ...
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Can I use two possessive nouns in a sentence? [duplicate]

I'm writing a very brief description for a job duty. Is it grammatically correct to use two possessive nouns in a sentence (e.g., Administration's and company's)? Full sentence is... They support, ...
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Plural possessive with compound subject [duplicate]

Which of the following is correct? John and Becky's knowledge John's and Becky's knowledge
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Plural in constructions like A's and B's theory/theories [duplicate]

I have gone through several threads here but haven't found an answer to my question. In my paper, there are two theorists and each has a theory. Theorist A has theory 1 and theorist B has theory 2. ...
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Possessive form of coordinated noun phrases? [duplicate]

Which of the following is accurate in British English to describe our own wedding? Alex and Jen's Wedding Alex's and Jen's Wedding Alex and Jens' Wedding
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"Sally's and Mike's bikes" or "Sally and Mike's bikes"? [duplicate]

The title really says it all. When there are two subjects in the possessive, what do we do? If "Sally's and Mike's bikes" is correct, isn't this ambiguous? (As the phrase could either be referring to ...
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One or two apostrophes for two subjects in the possessive case? [duplicate]

Which is correct: [Bonus question: should there be a question mark here instead of a colon?] The book contains Marx and Engels' theories about the nature of society and politics. or The book ...
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Correct grammar form for two people owning the same object? [duplicate]

Which is correct? Paul's and Freda's Anniversary or Paul and Freda's Anniversary?
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Ben's and Jerry's Ice Cream [duplicate]

I assume that if we had two people named Ben and Jerry who made ice cream together, then it would be Ben's and Jerry's ice cream, yes? Now if "Ben and Jerry" were the name of a company, then ...
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What is the correct way to write multiple possessives, rather than the common way? [duplicate]

In the phrase, "Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar...," I believe Rice should end in 's, as Webber does, because the show is as much Rice's as it is his partner's. However, ...
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Plural possessives [duplicate]

Which is correct: "Drs. Ha and Smith's comments" or "Drs. Ha's and Smith's comments" (referring to the comments of both drs.)
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How do I use possessive when talking about a book written by two authors? [duplicate]

Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister are two authors of Peopleware. When talking or writing about the book, do I have to write: Have you read Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister's Peopleware? or: Have you ...
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Should there be two apostrophes to denote possession? [duplicate]

In this sentence, should there be two apostrophes to denote discrete possession, or should there be an apostrophe just after the second subject to denote joint possession? He said he didn't know ...
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"What are Liam and Noel's jobs?" versus "What are Liam's and Noel's jobs?" [duplicate]

This question is about use of the group genitive versus joint possessives in a phrase and/or list. Where two or more distinct persons, animals, etc., are in the genitive, the group genitive ...
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