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    #1

    A problem with "Offer"

    Hello, I have a problem and I don't know how to even search for the solution.

    I want to say about an offer provided by a company (say SONY).
    Shall I say:

    1. SONY's offer covers/includes...
    2. The SONY offer covers/includes...
    3. The offer from SONY covers/includes...

    While I know numbers 1 and 3 are correct, I was asked whether 2 is also correct.
    Google does not help, and I don't even know how to formulate a query to find an appropriate grammar rule.

    Also, is there any difference if the name of the company is an acronym (e.g. VGA)?

    Thank you for your help!

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    #2

    Re: A problem with "Offer"

    #1 is the best of those; use it. It also works if the name is an acronym. For example, "VGA's offer covers/includes ... etc."

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    #3

    Re: A problem with "Offer"

    Thank you, teechar :)

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    #4

    Re: A problem with "Offer"

    You're welcome, osmiornica! But note that in future you don't need to write a post to thank someone on the forum. You can just click the Like/Thank button instead.

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    #5

    Re: A problem with "Offer"

    All three are correct, osmiornica.

    EDIT: This question was already answered here.

    Why did I have to waste my time answering it again?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Mar-2016 at 16:20.

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    #6

    Re: A problem with "Offer"

    OK, so I will add one more here:

    "Within the period of 8-18 March 2016, up to 20% discount for all products from SONY!"

    Is the form
    "Within the period of 8-18 March 2016, up to 20% discount for all SONY products!"
    also correct?

    Or
    "All SONY products available at even better prices"

    Is there a rule regulating the use of possesive 's in this context?

    Thank you!

    @Rover_KE,
    these are two separate forums on two separate websites, right? Is it strange that I'm looking for help using all the resources I know?
    Last edited by osmiornica; 03-Mar-2016 at 10:02.

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    Re: A problem with "Offer"

    Asking the same question in different forums without at least providing a link wastes the time of people who respond in one forum only to find that the question has already been answered in another.

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