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    Oidaladno is offline Newbie
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    What is this, I would call it, possesive form?

    Hello.
    Cold you pleas help me to understand the miracle o belonging in the glorious language of English.
    How are forms like these possible:
    time management
    business process modelling?
    What part of speech is time here? Why do they use it instead management of time?

    Bonus question:
    Obviously you have nothing against forms like
    The Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
    So there's no need for avoiding too many of's, is it?

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: What is this, I would call it, possesive form?

    In time management, "time" is an attributive noun, which is a noun acting as an adjective.

    It's fine to use of as often as necessary.
    I am not a teacher.

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