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    #1

    two genitive cases

    Hi, I 'd like to know if a native speaker would use

    1) They are Tom's father's socks

    or

    2) They are the socks of Tom's father


    Are both possible?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: two genitive cases

    Dear Ripley:

    Both are possible, but only #1 is commonly used.

    Best Wishes,

    Petra

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