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    possessive with names of countries

    which one is better?

    New Zealand pastures or New Zealand's pastures


    thank u in advance

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    Re: possessive with names of countries

    Quote Originally Posted by mashasuralmasha View Post
    Which one is better?

    New Zealand pastures or New Zealand's pastures


    Thank you in advance.
    New Zealand's pastures or the pastures of New Zealand.

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    Re: possessive with names of countries

    Thank you, I've got it))

    Can you explain why? When I google for it, there are a lot of results with no possessive. Even more than with it.

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    Re: possessive with names of countries

    New Zealand's pastures or the pastures of New Zealand.

    It is a stylistic choice. To my ear, the first-mentioned noun has more emphasis.

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