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    Default arts and historic preservation

    When there's two nouns and they have to be possessive forms, can one be exempt from being a possessive form?
    I think the underlined means "the arts' and historic preservation" and "the arts" lost its possessive form, is it possible?
    p/s Is "American Treasure" capital letters as it is unique?

    ex)Last week, an excellent article in the New York Times of August 29 detailed the renaissance of Pitssfield, Massachusetts. This extraordinary endeavor has adopted a bold economic revitalization strategy centered on the arts and historic preservation involving the restoration of the popular Colonial Theater of a century ago. As anyone will agree, the Colonial Theater certainly qualified as an American Treasure.....I believe all of our colleagues in this organization will be interested in Pittsfield's extraordinary achievement.....

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    Default Re: arts and historic preservation

    I see 'the arts' as being the simple plural and not in the possessive form at all.

    'American' is always capitalised, but 'treasure' should not be.

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    Default Re: arts and historic preservation

    Thank a lot! Maybe they made a mistake for "American treasure" , the writing was surely "American Treasure".

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    Default Re: arts and historic preservation

    It's not a big deal.

    The writer obviously thought it deserved a capital letter.

    C'est la vie.

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