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    Is my sentence right?

    Last week, a colleague of mine corrected a sentence I wrote. Below is the original sentence, followed by the corrected one:

    a) Student welfare is the major concern of the Principal.


    b) Students' welfare is the major concern of the Principal.(corrected by my colleague)

    I don't think the phrase 'student welfare' is wrong. If I am not wrong, the word 'student' functions as an adjective, describing the word welfare. The whole phrase refers to the welfare of all students in general.

    Please tell me if I am wrong or not, and give me reasons. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Is my sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by yeecharles View Post
    Last week, a colleague of mine corrected a sentence I wrote. Below is the original sentence, followed by the corrected one:

    a) Student welfare is the major concern of the Principal.


    b) Students' welfare is the major concern of the Principal.(corrected by my colleague)

    I don't think the phrase 'student welfare' is wrong. If I am not wrong, the word 'student' functions as an adjective, describing the word welfare. The whole phrase refers to the welfare of all students in general.

    Please tell me if I am wrong or not, and give me reasons. Thanks in advance.
    You are right.

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