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  1. Ali Hsn's Avatar
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    Microsoft products vs. Microsoft's products vs. Products of Microsoft

    Dear members,

    Please, could you provide any clue to help me find out when and under what circumstances any of the following statements have to be chosen and used?

    - Microsoft products
    - Microsoft's products
    - Products of Microsoft

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Ali Hsn; 15-Mar-2014 at 10:44. Reason: I corrected the dictation of "and" which mistakenly had been written "an".

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    #2
    All three have the same meaning. Number three would probably be the least common. I would tend to use #1 in almost all cases.

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    #3
    All Microsoft products are expensive.
    All of Microsoft's products are expensive.

    I wouldn't use "products of Microsoft".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    I wouldn't use "products of Microsoft".
    Thanks a lot for the help, emsr2d2!
    And is "product of Microsoft" wholly wrong or is it just less preferable?
    Why statements like "friends of mine..." is correct but the above-mentioned one is not, please?

    Again, thanks!

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    #5
    No, it's not wrong. It's not very natural, though.

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    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    All three have the same meaning. Number three would probably be the least common. I would tend to use #1 in almost all cases.
    Oh, sorry MikeYork, I didn't notice your reply before! Thanks!
    NEWLY ADDED: And thank you bhaisahab! Just a few moments ago I recieved your reply too.
    Summing up MikeYork's, emsr2d2's, and bhaisahab's replies, now I got the answer!
    Number 3 isn't wrong but is not common either.

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