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    Do the following phrases imply the same thing:

    "functions' equation" and "functions equation";

    "function's equation" and "functions equation"?

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    Re: possessive forms

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Do the following phrases imply the same thing:

    "The functions' equation is linear." and "The functions equation is linear.";

    "The function's equation is linear." and "The functions equation is linear."?
    help.......
    Last edited by mamen; 14-Feb-2012 at 10:33.

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    Re: possessive forms

    Please use the phrase(s) in a complete sentence. It is difficult to say what is possible or not when we have only two words.

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    Re: possessive forms

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Please use the phrase(s) in a complete sentence. It is difficult to say what is possible or not when we have only two words.
    I have just edited it sir...

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    Re: possessive forms

    "The function's equation is linear." This is grammatical.

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    Re: possessive forms

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    help.......
    Although grammatical as Bhaisahab says, to me it looks a bit strange, maybe of a poor style, let us say.

    Why not say it simpler as "The function is linear" or "This is a linear function" ?

    I am with 5jj and would like more context here.

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