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    "the A of the B" vs "the B A"

    Which form is preferable, for example " the velocity of the particle" or "the particle velocity"? Why?

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    Re: "the A of the B" vs "the B A"

    Either form is correct, but the shorter form is usually better. Unless you start stringing lots of adjectives together and introduce the possibility of confusion.

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    Re: "the A of the B" vs "the B A"

    But, as I mentioned in a post a few minutes ago, anything is possible in a phrase. That doesn't mean it's right when you put it in a sentence. I agree with Dave that usually the shorter the better, but I could think of contexts where "the velocity of the particle" is superior. Can you?

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