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    The double genitives.

    https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&so...LWFskj1RaRNkkQ

    Could you please check this link? I am confused now I was reading about double genetives and I found it says opposite to what you say. I am confused now please help.
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    Re: The double genetives.

    The opposite of what who said?
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    Re: The double genetives.

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    The opposite of what who said?
    I mean the excersice this link has. For example "We are colleagues of Mary's". I was told that we use "'s" while using "A(An)...of".

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    Re: The double genetives.

    I don't understand your point. How could you change "We are colleague's of Mary's" or "Mary has colleagues. We are her colleagues" to any sentence starting with "A" or "An"? (You capitalised "A/An", so I am assuming you want to make them the first words of the new sentence.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The double genetives.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't understand your point. How could you change "We are colleague's of Mary's" or "Mary has colleagues. We are her colleagues" to any sentence starting with "A" or "An"? (You capitalised "A/An", so I am assuming you want to make them the first words of the new sentence.)
    That is "colleagues of" why did you write "collegue's of"? But still there is no "A or An" there so why "'s"?

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    Re: The double genetives.

    The whole of post #5 is incomprehensible, tufguy. That's why we closed the thread. Please don't use the "Report" function just because you're annoyed that we have closed threads that are going nowhere.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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