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    Government's cuts on

    I am not sure if my phrasing is correct in these sentences. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Because of the recent government's cuts on welfare, many disabled people are forced to cover a part of the costs for a wheelchair. It is about a thousand pounds, which is a large amount of money for those who already live in poverty.

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    Re: Government's cuts on

    We normally simply say "government cuts" to mean "cuts made by the government".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Government's cuts on

    Is it correct if I write:

    1.The government decision to raise taxes caused anger among people.
    2. The government spokesman declined to answer any questions.
    3. The government policies were criticized by the opposition.

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    Re: Government's cuts on

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Is it correct if I write ​the following sentences?

    1.The government decision to raise taxes caused anger among the people/public.
    2. The government spokesman declined to answer any questions.
    3. The government policies were criticized by the opposition.

    See above.

    Note that you could use "government's" in 1 and 3, but not in 2.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Government's cuts on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.

    Note that you could use "government's" in 1 and 3, but not in 2.
    Is "government" functioning as an adjective in "2"?

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    Re: Government's cuts on

    Quote Originally Posted by Babarbutt View Post
    Is "government" functioning as an adjective in "2"?
    I believe it's an attributive noun.

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