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    Default compound noun VS possessive case

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me why we do not say "London's marathon" but "London marathon" instead?
    Are there rules that tell you when to use compound nouns instead of the possessive?

    Many thanks
    Hela

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    Default Re: compound noun VS possessive case

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me why we do not say "London's marathon" but "London marathon" instead?
    Are there rules that tell you when to use compound nouns instead of the possessive?

    Many thanks
    Hela
    It's called The London marathon.

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    Default Re: compound noun VS possessive case

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Are there rules that tell you when to use compound nouns instead of the possessive?
    The simple, if not very helpful, answer is 'No'.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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