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Tycio

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December 14, 2006
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Send your owl to me with your letters. Tyciol 14:36, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

RE:Grammar

Oh. I did not even realise I had reverted Starstuff's move... Either way, I did it for consistency with the other articles. We do not have a strict guideline on how to form the possessive case, but most articles seem to be following these rules:

1. The possessive case is formed by "noun + 's"
a) when it's a noun in the singular
e.g. That is Susan's car.
Our neighbour's flat is roomy.
b) when a plural noun does not end in -s
e.g. These women's skirts are ugly.
The policemen's uniforms.
c) when a proper noun ends in -s
e.g. This is Thomas's toy.
These are the Jones's cars.
2. The possessive case is formed by "noun + ' "
a) when it's a noun in the plural, ending in -s
e.g. My friends' cousins are nice.
My colleagues' office is noisy.
3. The possessive case is formed by the proposition "of"
a) when the possessor is an object
e.g. The flash of the camera.
The library of Hogwarts.

It is, as you put it, a complex field of study. As for checking Rowling's books, I cannot help you as I do not own any copies in English. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:32, April 7, 2010 (UTC)

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