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    When making an appositive possessive, which is more advisable:

    A) "He offered his son's (George) room"

    B) "He offered his son George's room"

    And in a case of joint possession, what is the preferred BRITISH English version from the choice below:

    1) "It's ME and my wife's car"

    2) "It's MY and my wife's car"

    I ask this because i have read that in a case of joint possession, British English requires only the latter to be made possessive (when using proper names), such as:

    "Tom and Jerry's anctics" - Tom is not possessive

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    Re: possession

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Togher View Post
    When making an appositive possessive, which is more advisable:

    A) "He offered his son's (George) room"

    B) "He offered his son George's room"

    And in a case of joint possession, what is the preferred BRITISH English version from the choice below:

    1) "It's ME and my wife's car"

    2) "It's MY and my wife's car"

    I ask this because i have read that in a case of joint possession, British English requires only the latter to be made possessive (when using proper names), such as:

    "Tom and Jerry's anctics" - Tom is not possessive
    Yes, but me isn't possessive, my is the possessive of I. So it's my and my wife's car. Though you could say It's our car.

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