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Questions tagged [of-genitive]

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What “of” should I replace with Saxon genitives? Avoiding too many “of”

I'm trying to write a short scientific article and ended up with this sentence: Now we show the result of the analysis of the sequences of events with the data from the study. As you can see there ...
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Noun case and case usage for “of you” in the clause “that was kind of you”

The clause or sentence, "That was kind of you," uses what seems like a genitive case "of you", but I'm not sure what type of genitive it should be considered. The form of the answer I'm looking for ...
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Which is correct here - long-phrase or genitive?

I am reviewing papers where the authors use: This work takes the minimal cut sets approach. I am thinking if they are correct, etc the last one: This work takes the minimal cut sets approach, I ...
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Number of genitive object in a nominal compound [duplicate]

Which of the following options is better? Do the two choices reflect any difference in meaning? "Matters regarding comments deletion" or "Matters regarding comment deletion" --Assuming the ...
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Attributive nouns vs. of-genitive

I would be very grateful for some advice on how to decide whether to use an attributive noun or the "of genitive" (periphrastic genitive). It seems to me that an attributive noun is generally ...
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What is the difference between “of importance” and “important”?

I want to know the difference in meaning between "of importance" and "important" as in " It is of importance to me." and " It is important to me." please, give me the answer..
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Why isn't a definite article used before “a labyrinth”?

The following is from NY Times. "The decline is the result of the rise of untraditional business structure, the effects of a more globalized economy, and a labyrinth of subsidies and tax credits." ...