Using an apostrophes for a non living thing?
Can I use an 's for non-living things to show possessiveness.
The book's cover.
The table's leg.
Yes, you may use the possessive with inanimate objects.
Sanjay, do you remember when we discussed preposition sprawl a few weeks ago? Concise writing keeps prepositions to a necessary minimum. Using possessives is one way of reducing unnecessary prepositions (non-native speakers often have difficulty with this because other languages often handle possession differently). Prepositional phrases beginning with "of the" can often be replaced with the possessive.
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