Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question Another Simple Question

    I need to understand something...

    Could the following sentence be correct:

    "That's the applications' problem."

    Meaning, the application is the source of the problem.
    Would one ever use the word "Applications's"?

    Please explain, and if possible, send me a reference where I can find more information about similar words and/or usage.

    Thank you kindly

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,590
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Another Simple Question

    It's not incorrect, but 'That a problem of/with the application' would work better for me. Your version sounds as if you are blaming the application or distancing yourself from it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Another Simple Question

    Thanks

Similar Threads

  1. simple question
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Jan-2008, 08:36
  2. Question Structure
    By minamax in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-Feb-2007, 08:46
  3. How would you define the future time?
    By shun in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2006, 01:20
  4. Answering a question with a question
    By Sarah Shaw-Gray in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 28-Jan-2006, 13:33
  5. The Hidden Evidence: The Past Family
    By shun in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 09-Nov-2003, 00:56

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •