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October 15th, 2004
09:32 am


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Date:October 15th, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)
I know that's right, but I've never really understood why - is it as simple as ("hat of bob"=> "bob's hat") so ("sleep of one night" => "one night's sleep"), or is there more to it than that?
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Date:October 15th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
Yes - the sleep of the night - night's sleep, the paper of today - today's paper.
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Date:October 15th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
Shaw would be proud. He (at least sometimes) refused to use apostrophes in the genitive case, either - so there is a canonical example of this grammar...
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