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    Default Joining of sentences

    The boys left the school without permission. The boys' teacher punished them.

    1. The boys' teacher punished them for leaving the school without permission.
    2. The teacher of the boys punished them for leaving the school without permission.

    Which is the correct sentence in joining the above sentences in bold?

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    Default Re: Joining of sentences

    The first one is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    The boys left the school without permission. The boys' teacher punished them.

    1. The boys' teacher punished them for leaving the school without permission.
    2. The teacher of the boys punished them for leaving the school without permission.

    Which is the correct sentence in joining the above sentences in bold?
    i think both of them are correct.

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    Default Re: Joining of sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    The boys left the school without permission. The boys' teacher punished them.

    1. The boys' teacher punished them for leaving the school without permission.
    2. The teacher of the boys punished them for leaving the school without permission.

    Which is the correct sentence in joining the above sentences in bold?
    Hi
    They are both correct but the first is less awkward. Outside of some general rules, it is sometimes difficult to understand why a native speaker chooses a possessive 's' over an 'of', but I would probably not use 'of' here at all.
    Hope that helps!
    Fiona

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    Thanks for your replies.

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