Surely I am not the only native speaker who finds this rule about never using object's object over-applied.
There are absolutely times when you can use the possessive for a non-human element.
The building's main entrance is closed, so I'll meet you at the side door.
This summer will be my town's 250th anniversary.
Look at this table - I like it better. See, the legs on that table are plain and blocky, but this table's legs are carved and pretty.
I understand that learners learn a rule and THEN learn the exceptions, but this strong empahasis on NEVER using the 's for an object is not, in my opinion, a reflection of the actual use of the lanague.
[not a teacher]
The Word of my computer makes mistakes and write in capital letter on its own
so pardon me guys or would you pardon me
and thank you
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Need I say more?
Adjectives do not take -'s, nouns do. In other words, the noun kitchen functions as an adjective here:
Ex: kitchen window [adjective + noun]_______________
Q: What kind of window?
A: A kitchen window.
Traditionally, there were rules that stated you could not add -'s to nouns that represented non-living things. The most common example was
the table's leg <Modern English speakers use this>
the leg of the table .
Today's speakers, however, don't live in the past, and hence tend not to follow those rules.
Thanks for corrections. I typed it at a high speed.
I'm not sure about this one, though:
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