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    Noun used as adjective

    Is it grammatically correct to write 'the company policy', the company guidelines' or must it be 'company's'?

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    Re: Noun used as adjective

    Since you are writing about a specific company, use

    Company policy says no smoking on the premises.

    Everyone will know that it is your company policy.

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    Question Re: Noun used as adjective

    Susie, it is then a vernacular, but not strictly correct grammar.

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    Re: Noun used as adjective

    Yes, that's right - thanks.

    I assumed she was asking about her company. I should not have done that.

    Either is correct grammatically: company's policy or company policy.

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