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    Angry Possessives.

    Hello everyone,

    I am a bit confused with possessives I can't even used them, they are so easy, though. Anyway, My question is about: People and Animals we use ('S) things we use (OF), All right.

    Well, University of Cambridge is a thing?, so I should say The party of university of Cambridge?


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Possessives.

    I've no very clear idea of what you're trying to say, but I'm pretty sure you're wrong!

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    Re: Possessives.

    ok! I will add examples to clarify. i'm so sorry!

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    Re: Possessives.

    Some people teach that only people and animals can use apostrophe s for possessive. We can say "my cat's leg," but "my car's door."

    In any event, even if you follow this rule a "university" is a collection of people, so you can say "the university's party."

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