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    The 2013 Children/Children's camp attended by 56 children was held successfully...

    The 2013 Children/Children's camp attended by 56 children was held successfully last year.

    Which bold word should I use? Thanks.

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    Re: The 2013 Children/Children's camp attended by 56 children was held successfully..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The 2013 Children/Children's camp attended by 56 children was held successfully last year.

    Which bold word should I use? Thanks.
    I would use the possessive.

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    Re: The 2013 Children/Children's camp attended by 56 children was held successfully..

    It's not a very natural sentence, though. As we're in 2014, the last year part doesn't add much because we already have the date.

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    Re: The 2013 Children/Children's camp attended by 56 children was held successfully..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's not a very natural sentence, though. As we're in 2014, the last year part doesn't add much because we already have the date.
    I agree but leaving "The 2013 Children's camp attended by 56 children was held successfully" is also unnatural. I would reword it as something like "The 2013 Children's Camp was very successful - 56 children attended".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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