Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
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Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
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sigma287

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November 20, 2005

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‘S (apostrophe+S) versus OF

  • November 20, 2005, 5:04pm

This is more a matter of style, but I feel that in the first example (“A policeman’s car has sirens.”), the car is special and therefore a psuedo-pronoun and, in the example, an acutal policecar, and would, of course, have sirens. In the second one, I feel that it's just a car a police officer just happens to own and therefore wouldn't necessarily have sirens.

Again, that's mostly a matter of style to me.