Black Sea


I've just written a text which explains why the Black Sea is called so. My text's title will be "Origin of the Black Sea's name".

Is this title correct and clear?


To be honest, I'm uncertain about using 's with things which are not alive ("sea's name" and also "text's title").

edited Jun 10 '11 at 19:31 coraliecinq Contributor

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I believe that you have it correct.  The ‘s indicates “ownership” of the following noun. The company’s logo is new. Even an inanimate object can "own" something. The flashlight’s batteries were dead.

When I feel uncomfortable about how a phrase or sentence sounds, or I am unsure of what is proper, I find that different words can get the correct meaning across just fine.  How about:

Etymology of “The Black Sea”

link comment answered Jun 11 '11 at 14:49 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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