About possessive case.


Which is correct? The American economy´s growth or The American economy growth.

asked Nov 14 '12 at 11:08 Roberto Galeano New member

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I studied (don't know when?) that appostrophe possessive is used with humans or living beings."construction with preposition" would be a better option in such case."Growth in American economy."

link edited Nov 14 '12 at 13:52 Rahul Gupta Expert

What you studied was once the RULE, but is now more of a stylistic suggestion (lower case). In American usage, the rule seems to have fallen into disuse 50+ years ago -- although some teachers still insist.

Jeff PribylNov 14 '12 at 21:24

Thanks a lot, sir.

Rahul GuptaNov 17 '12 at 05:25

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