Using an apostrophes for a non living thing?

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Can I use an 's for non-living things to show possessiveness.

Example:

The book's cover.

The table's leg.

asked Jun 10 '12 at 12:06 Elijah New member

I read in a grammer book named "English is Easy" that there is no possessive of nonliving things untill we personify them ..if this rule is correct so how this above sentence can be as ..the book's cover ,the table's leg ? According to the rule as book and cover are nonliving so it should be "rhe cover of the book" and "leg of the table"...plzz help

Arju arju.updhyyApr 23 '15 at 14:06

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