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Questions tagged [possessive-s-vs-of]

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Why is the genitive case necessary/unecessary in the examples below?

I speak English as a second language, and I ran into something this week that I couldn't explain, even though I could understand its meaning. While reading an artcle entitled "More people now ...
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Is there much flexibility in using “'s” and “of” instead each other?

As a nonnative English speaker, sometimes I struggle with usage of 's or of or nouns together, for example Ali's car. the pole of the flag , the walls of the train. the beauty of women's I don't ...
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Omission of apostrophe in some phrases in American English

I am confused by this fact since I arrived to the United States. Let's see a sample sentence to exemplify the doubt. If I don't recall it erroneously, according to my English books, the phrase "the ...