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    dido4 is offline Member
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    Default Is the possessive case right?

    The police officer's uniforms are cool.

    The police's uniforms are cool.

    Is the possessive case right?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Is the possessive case right?

    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    The police officer's uniforms are cool.

    The police's uniforms are cool.

    Is the possessive case right?

    Thank you

    I think you can say "The police's uniforms" in which "police" refers a group of people.
    You can also say "The police officers' uniforms", in which "police officers" refers to a group of people.
    But if you say, "The police officer's uniforms", then you are talking about one particular officer. Is that what you want to say?
    Last edited by ian2; 13-Mar-2007 at 16:20.

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