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    Bin Laden's death

    Hello,

    Which one is correct?

    Bin Laden's death
    Bin Laden death

    Thanks.

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    Re: Bin Laden's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hello,

    Which one is correct?

    Bin Laden's death
    Bin Laden death

    Thanks.
    #1.

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    #3

    Re: Bin Laden's death

    What about ''The bin laden death''?

    I read it on Yahoo.

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    #4

    Re: Bin Laden's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    What about ''The bin laden death''?

    I read it on Yahoo.

    Do you have CONTEXT?

    Just giving us one word (or 3 words) and asking us to guess is not very nice.

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    Re: Bin Laden's death

    There are two unknowns about Obama's polling in wake of the bin Laden death. First, it's unclear if this is the full measure of Obama's "bounce" in the aftermath of the historic news. Perhaps the bigger question, however, is whether Obama can sustain his higher numbers. Even if it's only a slight bump in certain surveys, the numbers are far less dismal than they were earlier this year. Ahead of what looks to be a tough re-election campaign, Obama surely would take any break he can get.

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    #6

    Re: Bin Laden's death

    They're using "bin Laden" as a modifier for "death". The author is speaking of it as an event. But it is strange. I wouldn't use it like this. And definitely not for "ordinary folk"

    "The Bob death was unexpected" is grammatically wrong and sounds very weird.

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    Re: Bin Laden's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    There are two unknowns about Obama's polling in wake of the bin Laden death. First, it's unclear if this is the full measure of Obama's "bounce" in the aftermath of the historic news. Perhaps the bigger question, however, is whether Obama can sustain his higher numbers. Even if it's only a slight bump in certain surveys, the numbers are far less dismal than they were earlier this year. Ahead of what looks to be a tough re-election campaign, Obama surely would take any break he can get.
    They are referring to the the death of Bin Laden as an event, like an earthquake for example; "...in the wake of the earthquake...", "...in the wake of the Bin Laden death..."

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    #8

    Re: Bin Laden's death

    In journalism, we often see both, though I don't like the one without the genitive much.

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    Re: Bin Laden's death

    And there's the death of + name

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