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    Ombudsman Offices or Ombudsman's Offices?

    I am in doubt between using both: ombudsman office or ombudsman's office



    As the "Ombudsman" is a person (job) I used the second form, however, I've read my workmates writing on the other way, without the apostrophe 's' to express possession... I would like to know which form is correct or more appropriate?

    PS: Looking for it on google websites I have found people using the both forms...

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    Re: Ombudsman Offices or Ombudsman's Offices?

    Quote Originally Posted by CamiGrav View Post
    I am in doubt between using both: ombudsman office or ombudsman's office



    As the "Ombudsman" is a person (job) I used the second form, however, I've read my workmates writing on the other way, without the apostrophe 's' to express possession... I would like to know which form is correct or more appropriate?

    PS: Looking for it on google websites I have found people using the both forms...
    "the office of the ombudsman" is commonly used.

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    Re: Ombudsman Offices or Ombudsman's Offices?

    Ok, thanks... But and what about the others? Do they make sense?

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    Re: Ombudsman Offices or Ombudsman's Offices?

    Quote Originally Posted by CamiGrav View Post
    Ok, thanks... But and what about the others? Do they make sense?
    Ombudsman office is not correct.

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    Re: Ombudsman Offices or Ombudsman's Offices?

    Quote Originally Posted by CamiGrav View Post
    Ok, thanks... But and what about the others? Do they make sense?
    Ombudsman's Office is fine IMO.

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    Re: Ombudsman Offices or Ombudsman's Offices?

    Thanks a lot to all of you. For non-native speakers it is hard to choose between using 's or not...

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    Re: Ombudsman Offices or Ombudsman's Offices?

    In cases like these, it can simply be a question of custom.

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