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  1. Helped Wanted

    Need advise on the correct way of expressing a sentence, thx

    S1:It is the first time the painting is being displayed.

    S2:The painting is being displayed for the first time.

    In the above two sentences, which one makes more sense?

    PLUS one other question, should I say:
    The shop's utensils or The utensils (of or in???) the shop?
    Similarly, the car's headlights or the headlights of the car?

    Thanks for helping, teachers! ^o^

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    The second sentence makes more sense.

    With common collocation, we often use the first noun as an adjective, rather than a possessive, so I would say 'car headlights'. However, the possessive could be used when talking about a specific car.

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