"each other's" and "one another's"

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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

:

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

hi peter

how can i connect correct sentence like (n+v+c). i don't know how to use it.

Hello taj25,

I'm not completely sure I understand what you mean, but 'n' could be a noun phrase, 'v' a verb phrase and 'c' a complement. There are many sentences that fit this pattern, e.g. a sentence with a link verb like 'She looked happy'.

Is that what you mean?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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