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    Apostrophe ???

    Hi


    He is not able to provide a better guess than Mary's as to who might be the winner.

    or

    He is not able to provide a better guess than Mary as to who might be the winner

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    Re: Apostrophe ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi


    He is not able to provide a better guess than Mary's as to who might be the winner.

    or

    He is not able to provide a better guess than Mary as to who might be the winner
    I would say both are possible. In the first, it is saying:

    He is not able to provide a better guess than Mary's (guess) as to.....

    In the second:

    He is not able to provide a better guess than Mary (is able to) as to.....

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