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    He is "one of the nation's best players/ one of the best players of the nation".

    This is not my homework.

    Kindly tell me if "He is
    one of the nation's best players." is correct if I want to convey that some person is one of the very profound players of his nation.

    However I think that it is not grammatically suitable as in this sentence there is wrong placement of antecedent and here "one of" specifies nation instead of the player.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: He is "one of the nation's best players/ one of the best players of the nation".

    The placement of the apostrophe tells you which meaning is accurate.

    One of the nation's best players - one of the best players from that nation.
    One of the nations' best players - the best player from one of the [previously mentioned or yet-to-be mentioned] nations.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He is "one of the nation's best players/ one of the best players of the nation".

    I wouldn't use one of the best players of the nation. I would use the forms Emsr2d2 suggested, though I would use country instead of nation​ in most contexts.

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