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    Possessive

    "The Grizzlies wouldn't mind the Spurs being cautious." (Source: Ginobili (elbow) may play in Spurs' playoff opener | NBA.com.)

    I'm wondering whether there should be an apostrophe after "Spurs," since one can replace "Spurs" with a possessive.

    "The Grizzlies wouldn't mind their being cautious."

    In informal English I would say/write "them," but, if I'm not mistaken, in formal English only "their" would be acceptable.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Possessive

    There is little agreemeent on this, even among the 'experts'. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.

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