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  1. Mori's Avatar
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    #1

    Are commas necessary before and/or after a descriptive word with a possessive 's?

    Which is correct:

    • It's my daughter's, Mary's, birthday.
    • It's my daughter, Mary's, birthday.
    • It's my daughter, Mary's birthday.
    • It's my daughter Mary's birthday.
    Last edited by Mori; 07-Feb-2017 at 08:01.

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    #2

    Re: Are commas necessary before and/or after a descriptive word with a possessive 's?

    Only #4 (if you had numbered them) is correct.

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