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As for possesive form, if you put an apostrophe to make possesive form, you cannot differentiate a single and plural, e.g.
I will follow my teacher's plan.
I will follow my teachers' plan.
The pronunciations of above two sentences are exactly the same, aren't they? Then you cannot have get the information if the teacher is an only one teacher or two or more teachers, right? Maybe, it can't be helped anyway. Please let me know your advice.

Hello Tomoaki Hachiya,

You are correct. The pronunciation of these forms is identical and so only the context tells us if the speaker is referring to one or to more than one teacher.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi there,

Is this the proper way to use two possessive nouns in a sentence?

E.g I am going over to Lauren's parents' house this evening.

Many thanks!

Hi Agnes Nguyen,

You can use two possessive forms in the same sentence. Your example is a good one and it is correct.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,

Can I combine preposition and colon to make possessive forms of noun phrase?
E.g The master plan of TSN airport' expansion schem.

Many thanks!

Hi Agnes Nguyen,

I'm not quite sure what you mean here. There is no colon in the sentence you give. Are you sure you have written it correctly?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

So sorry as I mistyped. The correct is follow.
E.g The master plan of TSN airport's expansion scheme.
Many thanks!

Hello Agnes Nguyen,

There is still no colon in that sentence! The colon is this symbol

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I think what you mean is an apostrophe (') and it is possible to use a possessive form with an apostrophe and possession shown with 'of' in the same sentence. Whether or not it is good style will depend upon the context in which it is used.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much indeed as I was on the level about apostrophe (')!

Yes is it good style for journal style?

Many thanks!

Hello Agnes Nguyen,

It can be good style, but it would depend on the particular use and context.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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