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    Default Sorry for wanting help again! Please advise, thanks! :'(

    Sorry for asking another two questions:

    I know it is correct to write "The Countess of Morcar".
    However, is it correct to write "Morcar's countess"?

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    Below is another answer to a question from The Blue Diamond of Sherlock Holmes:

    Q: Do u agree that Sherlock Holmes should let the thief go?
    A: ( Is the answer grammatically correct? Please advise!^o^)

    I think James was already very poor. If he was taken to prison, nobody would look after his mother. Just as what Holmes thought, James would turn over a new leaf since he was guilty of what he had done. Horner would be sent to prison too without him.

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    Default Re: Sorry for wanting help again! Please advise, thanks! :'(

    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Sorry for asking another two questions:

    I know it is correct to write "The Countess of Morcar".
    However, is it correct to write "Morcar's countess"?
    "The Countess of Morcar" is, I am sure, a title. The other one is not. I do not think you can substitute the one for the other.


    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
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    Below is another answer to a question from The Blue Diamond of Sherlock Holmes:

    Q: Do u agree that Sherlock Holmes should let the thief go?
    A: ( Is the answer grammatically correct? Please advise!^o^)

    I think James was already very poor. If he was taken to prison, nobody would look after his mother. Just as what Holmes thought, James would turn over a new leaf since he was guilty of what he had done. Horner would be sent to prison too without him.
    I would say If he were to be taken to prison or if he would be taken to prison or if he would be sent to prison. In fact, I would probably rewrite the first sentence to say, "If he would be sent to prison there would be nobody to look after his mother." In the second sentence, say Just as Holmes thought. I am unclear about what is meant by the third sentence. ("Horner would be sent to prison without him" means that Horner would be sent to prison but not him.)

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    Thank you for your advice, teacher Ronbee! ^o^

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