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    #1

    That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

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    a.
    That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.
    b. That diamond is one of the world's largest jewels.

    Are both of them acceptable? What is the difference in meaning between them?

    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #2

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    a. is not correct. That's an oversight by the editing team.

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    #3

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/jewel
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    a.
    That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.
    b. That diamond is one of the world's largest jewels.

    Are both of them acceptable? What is the difference in meaning between them?

    "Acceptable"? Both forms are used with possessive form of some nouns.

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    #4

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    "Acceptable"? Both forms are used with possessive form of some nouns.
    I meant, "Are both (a) and (b) acceptable?" (I.e., are these two sentences both right?)
    Last edited by kadioguy; 17-Jun-2019 at 16:03. Reason: fixed an error
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    #5

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    No. See post #2.

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    #6

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    "Acceptable"? Both forms are used with possessive form of some nouns.
    But (b) is incorrect, isn't it? I am a little confused about your comment. Did you mean I used "acceptable" in a wrong way?
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    #7

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    But (b) is incorrect, isn't it? I am a little confused about your comment. Did you mean I used "acceptable" in a wrong way?
    Yes. "(b)" is "incorrect", but you will see/read "world" particularly in that context without the possessive form.

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    #8

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    "Acceptable"? Both forms are used with possessive form of some nouns.
    Which forms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    Yes. "(b)" is "incorrect", but you will see/read "world" particularly in that context without the possessive form.
    a. is incorrect and b. is correct.

    I'm not sure what you mean. That diamond is one of the world largest jewels is not possible. The possessive 's' is required.

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    #9

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    a. is incorrect and b. is correct.
    Jutfrank, I am sorry and embarrassed about mistaking (b) for (a) in post #6.
    I did see your post #2 and thank you for the help. I should have checked it again before replying in post #6.
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    #10

    Re: That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    a. That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.
    b. That diamond is one of the world's largest jewels.

    Are both of them acceptable? What is the difference in meaning between them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    "Acceptable"? Both forms are used with possessive form of some nouns.
    Kadioguy, Yankee overlooked something. A is incorrect because a required definite article is missing. B fills in the missing article. It's correct.
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