How do you create a possessive for a noun that has an appositive? For example, start with this sentence:
The television station took special note of its top reporter's appearance at the birthday party.
All fine and good with that sentence. Now, add to the sentence the reporter's name as an appositive. Does it too require the possessive form? For example,
The television station took special note of its top reporter's, John Redford's, appearance at the birthday party.
That doesn't seem right. Perhaps you use the possessive only for "reporter?" Or perhaps only for "John Redford?" Does anyone here know?
Normally, a name doesn't require commas because it's considered essential information. With that in mind, the sentence can be written:
The television station took special note of its top reporter John Redford's appearance at the birthday party.
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