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    Hi teachers,
    I hope you can help me with this.

    Please look at this sentence:

    "Michael is a huge fan of Ronaldo"

    I was wondering if we should add 's at the end of Ronaldo?
    My first intinct would be without 's as I think the word 'of' somehow replace the 's but I'm unsure.
    please help.

    Thank you.

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    Re: 's

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi teachers,
    I hope you can help me with this.

    Please look at this sentence:

    "Michael is a huge fan of Ronaldo"

    I was wondering if we should add 's at the end of Ronaldo?
    My first intinct would be without 's as I think the word 'of' somehow replace the 's but I'm unsure.
    please help.

    Thank you.

    Yes...
    so gramatically it would be; "Michael is Ronaldo's huge fan"

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    Re: 's

    I want you to be sure that using or not using the apostrophe s ('s) in your sentence is fine, and doesn't change the meaning significantly.


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    Re: 's

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I want you to be sure that using or not using the apostrophe s ('s) in your sentence is fine, and doesn't change the meaning significantly.
    Using it or not using it doesn't change the meaning. Personally, I would always use the 's but apparently the omission of the 's has now become acceptable.


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    Re: 's

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I want you to be sure that using or not using the apostrophe s ('s) in your sentence is fine, and doesn't change the meaning significantly.
    Using it or not using it doesn't change the meaning. Personally, I would always use the 's but apparently the omission of the 's in this type of sentence has now become acceptable.

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    Re: 's

    I once dealt with this topic in one of my former posts. The way I felt about it then and the way I feel about it now hasn't changed:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...n-beckham.html

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