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    Use of possessive 's

    “Her political resume is incredibly slight when compared with that of Mr. Biden.”
    Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com

    Do you think there should be the possessive ‘s at the end of Mr. Biden?

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    Re: Use of possessive 's

    No, it's not necessary because of that of.

    If you omitted that of, then the 's would be required.

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    Re: Use of possessive 's

    His cheapest car is more expensive than that of George’s.

    What about the above sentence? Is it necessary to put the ‘s in this sentence?

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    Re: Use of possessive 's

    Quote Originally Posted by angelsrolls View Post
    His cheapest car is more expensive than that of George’s.

    What about the above sentence? Is it necessary to put the ‘s in this sentence?
    No, it's incorrect. That of George = George's.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Use of possessive 's

    Then, "the cheapest car of George" would be a correct utterance, right?

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    Re: Use of possessive 's

    Quote Originally Posted by angelsrolls View Post
    Then, "the cheapest car of George" would be a correct utterance, right?
    Perhaps, but it's very unnatural.
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