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    the lawyer's office vs the law office

    What would be the difference between "the lawyer's office" and "the law office"?

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    Re: the lawyer's office vs the law office

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What would be the difference between "the lawyer's office" and "the law office"?
    In what context?

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    Re: the lawyer's office vs the law office

    "After opening his own law office, he dedicated his practice partly to human rights cases."

    Would it be equivalent to the lawyer's office here?

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    Re: the lawyer's office vs the law office

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "After opening his own law office, he dedicated his practice partly to human rights cases."

    Would it be equivalent to the lawyer's office here?
    In that sentence "lawyer's office" would be incorrect.

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    Re: the lawyer's office vs the law office

    So what's the difference?

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    Re: the lawyer's office vs the law office

    A "law office" is a practice, a firm, a business engaged in the handling of legal matters.

    A "lawyer's office" would be the physical place where a lawyer works.

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