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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool Possessive 's

    Hello!

    Is the use of the " 's" correct in this sentence?

    "This is this room's schedule is full".

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    Default Re: Possessive 's

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Is the use of the " 's" correct in this sentence?

    "This is this room's schedule is full".

    Thank you
    W

    The use of the apostrophe s is correct as the schedule belongs to the room. The sentence doesn't make any sense though. I'm not sure what you are trying to say but perhaps:

    This room's schedule is full.

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    Default Re: Possessive 's

    Quote Originally Posted by minnieuk View Post
    The use of the apostrophe s is correct as the schedule belongs to the room. The sentence doesn't make any sense though. I'm not sure what you are trying to say but perhaps:

    This room's schedule is full.
    Thank you. Yes, you're right, my sentence doesn't make any sense, that's because I amended it without proofreading it!!!

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    Default Re: Possessive 's

    As stated above, the apostrophe is correct here:

    the room's schedule = the schedule of the room

    Your title, however, should be possessives, in plural.

    Possessive's makes me ask... possessive's what?

    EDIT: My apologies. Did not notice the space!
    Last edited by freezeframe; 01-Apr-2011 at 12:37.

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    Default Re: Possessive 's

    I think there's a word-space in there. (Maybe I'm being unduly charitable...)

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    Default Re: Possessive 's

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I think there's a word-space in there. (Maybe I'm being unduly charitable...)

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    Well spotted!
    Time for new glasses?

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