Correct way to write this sentence

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Can someone tell me which of these is the correct way to write this sentence

 

The Town Hall lights are not working

The Town's Hall lights are not working

The Town Halls lights are not working

The Town Hall's lights are not working

 

Not sure which is the right way to word this.....

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The second and third choice can be immediately eliminated. It's not the Town's Hall, and there is only one Town Hall, so the plural is out.

 

The Town Hall lights...

This would be acceptable. You are describing the lights in the Town Hall, and your meaning would be easily understood.

 

The Town Hall's lights...

This would be acceptable, as well. You are describing the lights belonging to the Town Hall.

link answered Feb 19 '13 at 22:04 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Many many thanks for your answer and now I can see it more clearly.

lee leeederFeb 19 '13 at 22:16

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Either of these is correct:


The Town Hall lights are not working.

The Town Hall's lights are not working.

 

The second version gives a little more of the ownership of the lights to the building itself, almost suggesting in a small way that it's the building's fault that the lights aren't working. Either way, be sure to end with some punctuation!

link answered Feb 19 '13 at 22:05 Actually Holly Expert

Thank you. You have helped a lot.

lee leeederFeb 19 '13 at 22:12

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