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  1. Junior Member
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    "uncle's" & "uncles'"

    I am still confused with the following:

    1. In summer, I always call at my ______, which are in the same town. But my ______ is in another city, so I can’t go there.
    A. uncle’s…aunt’s B. uncles’…aunt’s

    2. When do you go to the shops to bring me ______?
    A. a tin of fruit B. a fruit tin

    3. After several day’s hardworking, we have made ______ on the design.
    A. much improvement B. several improvements

    4. ______ is only surpassed by that of ______.
    A. The intelligence of dogs…monkeys and apes B. The intelligence of dogs’…monkeys’ and apes’

    Do both A and B work well in each sentence? I really really need your keys.

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    Re: "uncle's" & "uncles'"

    Does 1 not have other choices? Neither is right.
    These exercises are not good. The one with uncles, for example, should say "who" not "which."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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