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    #1

    To go to my uncle's

    Hi, can I say

    1) I went to my uncle and my aunt's (house) in Rome

    I mean I visited them
    Thanks
    Rip


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    Re: To go to my uncle's

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, can I say

    1) I went to my uncle and my aunt's (house) in Rome

    I mean I visited them
    Thanks
    Rip
    I visited my uncle and aunt in Rome. -- they live together
    I visited my uncle and my aunt. -- I am not sure they live together

    When a sentence indicates joint ownership in a compound construction, the possessive form is attached only to the second noun. Individual ownership is marked by a double possessive

    MY uncle and aunt's house -- they live together
    My aunt and uncle's house -- they live together
    MY aunt's and uncle's house -- they do not live together

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