Questions tagged [saxon-genitive]

This tag applies to questions on possessives formed with an apostrophe and "s" ('s) for indicating ownership.

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Ways to express possession

Is this grammatically correct? The survival kit of an English teacher. I doubt if this should be written as follows: An English teacher's survival kit. While I know the second one is grammatically ...
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What's the proper grammar for “My and my roommate's home…”?

What's the proper grammar for "My and my roommate's home..." The rule I learned is it should still be grammatically correct after removing the second part. E.g. after removing "and my roommate's", "...
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Saxon genitive for company products

Is it correct to use the Saxon genitive when talking about the products of a given company? For example: Apple's iPhone / Apple iPhone? Of course, I have no doubt with products whose denomination ...
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Post genitive usage

I am writing an introduction to a mathematical text and have to convey the authorship of certain ideas and theorems. However, I am unsure which of the phrases I wanted to use are actually proper ...
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Genitive without ('s) or (of)

Can I use "Teachers portal" instead of "teachers' portal"? Which of them is more accurate?
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Can quotation marks be followed 's?

In academic publication, I must use inverted commas. "The fact that they had accepted the offer was sufficient to give rise to a binding contract, notwithstanding the fact that the plaintiffs ...
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“your partner's name” or “your partners' name” when there could be one or more partners?

I am teaching a class that has been grouped, each with one or more partners. I have written on the board to be sure that they write "their partner's name" on their handout. I am unsure where to put ...