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    Does "the investigation of sergeant Harrison" always mean that he is being investigated or could it also mean that he is carrying out the investigation?


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    He is being investigated. If the investigation belonged to sergeant Harrison, it would be "the investigation of sergeant Harrison's" But that is too complicated. It would be changed around to "Sergeant Harrison's investigation begins tomorrow."

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    Or the 'investigation headed by Harrison' if it were a team job.

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