Differences between the two phrases?


a portrait of Sara

a portrait of Sara's


What is the difference in meaning?

asked Jul 07 '12 at 07:29 gavotte78 New member

1 answer


Both the sentences are correct.


Possessive pronouns are, in short, exactly that: they are the pronouns that help us show possession in the English language. Usually to show possession, we have two options that are grammatically correct. First, we can use an apostrophe and an s: 


 In singular possessive terms, place the apostrophe before the "s." This will indicate ownership by one person or thing. For example: I would you rephrase your sentence as "Sara's portrait".


Experts  tell us to avoid prepositions by using possessives instead.


The success of the student was largely attributable to their hard work and dedication.

The students' success was largely attributable to their hard work and dedication.


I have been taught by Mr. Jeff, an expert of grammarly,  to use  possessives in this way.

link comment answered Jul 07 '12 at 07:42 sanjay Expert

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.