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  1. Unregistered
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    shelves or shelf's

    Hello,

    Can you please settle an argument ?

    Is this statement correct ?


    "Fleur-de-lys stand sentry on the uppermost corners and graceful scallops hang from each shelf’s lip."

    It is text describing a shelf, and there is an argument about whether the word "shelf's" is correct.

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    Re: shelves or shelf's

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    Can you please settle an argument ?

    Is this statement correct ?


    "Fleur-de-lys stand sentry on the uppermost corners and graceful scallops hang from each shelf’s lip."

    It is text describing a shelf, and there is an argument about whether the word "shelf's" is correct.
    Well it's certainly not 'shelves' but I would word it '...from the lip of each shelf.' It's much more natural like that.

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    Re: shelves or shelf's

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well it's certainly not 'shelves' but I would word it '...from the lip of each shelf.' It's much more natural like that.
    I agree. Who won the argument?


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