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I) Main uses:
➡️ Saying that the dress belongs to Mary:
➡️ You can add adjectives:
The young girl's beautiful dress.
➡️ 's is used for human beings:
The leg of the chair.
➡️ 2 possessors:
Peter and Anna's children.
(Peter and Anna are both the parents of these children.)
Peter's and Anna's children.
(Peter has children and Anna has other children)
My sisters' room
Irregular plural forms:
The children's bedroom
The women's purse
Can also be used for:
➡️ time or distance:
Two weeks' delay.
A five kilometres' walk.
The government's policy.
The company's policy
In everyone's interest
Often with these words:
Brother – pilot – horse – everyone –each other - team – company …
➡️ With a name:
'Whose coat is this?' 'It's Lucile's'
II) General views:
A man's job
A master's degree
A dog's life
This isn't your book, this is Luc's.
➡️ Often omitted: shop, house, church, cathedral, school, hospital
He's going to Saint John's.
➡️ For homes:
Betty went to Peter's. (Peter's house)
For peace's sake
At arm's length
At stone's throw
Out of harm's way
To one's heart's content
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