Possessive Apostrophe S or of-phrase
Possessive Apostrophe S and/or of?
There is no strict rule when we use ‘s and when the of-phrase.
1. Possessive s – mostly for people and animals
- Susan‘s car
- the dog‘s collar
2. of-phrase – mostly for things
- the name of the hospital
- the door of the house
If things have a connection to people we also use the possessive apostrophe s.
- Europe‘s future = the future of Europe
In time expressions we also use the possessive apostrophe s.