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Possessive of Compound Terms 

Possessive of Compound Terms


Cheryl Iverson

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Possessive of Compound Terms

Use 's after only the last word of a compound term.

father-in-law’s health

someone else’s problem

editor in chief’s decision

secretary of health’s ruling

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