Possessives are forms that we use to talk about possessions and relationships between things and people. They take different forms depending on how they are used.

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Hi Team,

Down below i have two sentences related to preposition 'of' .

1.Total number of requests.
2.Total number of request.

Should we request or requests after 'of'?

Please comment below.


Best Regards,

Hello Nandish,

'requests' is the correct form here. The phrase 'total number' implies the idea of more than one; even if the number is only one, or even zero, the idea is there and so the plural is used after it.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi brish council team i have a doubt in some sentences please corrct it.
The sentences are 1.If tomorrow is declared a holiday,we shall go to a picnic.
2. Raju found it difficult to explain his final exams marks to his parents.
3.My friend become terribly upset after losing her purse at the super market.

What does 's' mean here?
David Beckham's Miami MLS edges closer as terms agreed for site of stadium.
From what I know 'edge' means side there.

Hello akatsuki,

'Edge' here is a verb which means 'to move slowly'.

To look up words like this I suggest using our Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool, which you can find on the right of the page.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, Peter M. So, what is the role ofthe possessive 's in this sentence?
David Beckham's Miami MLSedges closer as terms agreed for site of stadium.
This usage of 's is rather weird to me.

Hello akatsuki,

I think the wikipedia article on Miami MLS might clear this up for you. We're happy to help, but you too can try using the internet to look for this kind of information.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, would you please tell me the difference between ' it's my pleasure ' and ' it's my honor ' ?

Hello adshinazem,

We can say 'It's my pleasure' when someone thanks us for doing something. It is rather formal but still used in some contexts.

'It's my honour' is a correct sentence but is not used commonly in any particular context. It sounds rather archaic - like something you might hear in a film about medieval times, for example.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Good Morning
Thanks for for your quick response.
please correct" Pen was in my Coat's pocket "