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    What was the name of the doctor? VS What was the doctor's name?

    Hi teachers,
    Which one is more useable?
    a) What was the name of the doctor?
    b) What was the doctor's name?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: What was the name of the doctor? VS What was the doctor's name?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Which one is more useable?
    a) What was the name of the doctor?
    b) What was the doctor's name?

    Thanks in advance.
    They are both fine.

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    Re: What was the name of the doctor? VS What was the doctor's name?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are both fine.
    With a following relative clause, we'd normally use only the 'of the doctor' form:

    What was the name of the doctor who treated you for malaria?

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