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    Unhappy act of genitive in english

    The question is related to the genitive case usage in Eng. language.

    I have found some examples where the genitive "s" has been dropped as:

    1. Part of the reason was a lack of liberal positions on the Kennedy platform.
    2. Do you feel the Bush Administration has done enough in response to Hurricane Katrina?

    Srdjan

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    Re: act of genitive in english

    It is common to use nouns as adjectives in this way. The first suggests positions that are liberal in thought, not positions belonging to the liberals to me.

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    Re: act of genitive in english

    Maybe he/she meant "the Kennedy's platform", what do you think?

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    Re: act of genitive in english

    It's fine without the -'s. In fact, it's better without to me.

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