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    • Join Date: Dec 2005
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    #1

    Using two 's in a phrase

    Hi Teacheres,

    Is it informal to use two 's in a phrase?
    For example, instead of saying "my friend's mother's name," we should say "the name of my friend's mother"?

    Thanks for your help.

  1. #2

    Re: Using two 's in a phrase

    Hi,
    In your examples, I think both are fine; it's when more possessives get involved that it gets silly


    • Join Date: May 2006
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    #3

    Re: Using two 's in a phrase

    Hi,
    Still two -'s look odd. To me, the combination of -'s is better.

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