POSSESSIVE ’S and OF

schlechte horror spiele den der ler sidst ler bedst In the English language, we use “ ’s ”(apostrophe + s) to convey possion for humans and animals.

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Omar’s room

 

When expressing possession, we usually use “of” for non-living things and abstract concepts. While using “of”, we first say the thing that is possessed.

the name of the game

the windows of my house

 

We can use both “ ‘s” (apostrophe + s) or “of” for names of places.

Turkey’s population /  the population of Turkey

the club’s rules / the rules of the club

the world’s problems / the problems of the world

 

We can always use “of” with words such as “front, bottom, top, etc.”

The botom of the ocean

 

We can use “of” to convey the meaning of possession for long noun groups:

What is the name of the boy sitting over there?

 

We use “ ’s ” for relating nouns to time:

today’s newspaper

three weeks’ holiday

an hour’s conference

 

We use the apostrophe for plurals that end with “-s”:

my parents’ room

boys’ ball

 

Proper nouns ending with “-s” can only receive the apostrophe:

Enis’s car / Enis’ car

Archimedes’ law

 

The “apostrophe + s” (’s) conveys a place/office/shop:

the doctor’s = doctor’s office, the chemist’s = the chemist’s shop

I’ve been to the doctor’s today.

 

Using the apostrophe at the end of a noun group conveys the meaning of possession:

My father and my father’s room

 

Using the apostrophe for each noun in a sentence conveys the meaning of possession separately for each of those nouns.

My father’s and my father’s names

 

“Of” can be used to prevent confusion regarding the singularity or plurality of humans or animals.

“the mother of the boy”: only one son

“the mother of the boys”: multiple sons