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    apostrophe ?

    Hello

    is this sentence OK?

    He has agreed to provide details of any subrogated policy in place of the School Board’s.

    thank you

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    Re: apostrophe ?

    In place of the school board's what? Details? Policy?

    I'm not sure what "any" policy means here. If he's providing details, wouldn't it be a specific policy?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Re: apostrophe ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello

    is this sentence OK?

    He has agreed to provide details of any subrogated policy in place of the School Board’s.

    thank you
    I believe it is OK. Though this is not the usual or strict use of apostrophe yet it comes within the larger bound of usage of apostrphe.

    The "He" has agreed to provide policy in place of / as a substitute of the policy given by the School Board. And he will not only give a policy in substitute but also would give its deatils.

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