Question structure for possessive pronoun [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 2 years ago. Improve this question My paper is ready. I want to make this sentence into a question. In my view, it would be Is … Read more

“driver contact details” vs. “driver’s contact details” [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: “the police conspiracy” vs. “the police’s conspiracy” (8 answers) Closed 3 years ago. You’ll receive your driver contact details. You’ll receive your driver’s contact details. Can you tell me please which of these sentences is correct? Is ‘s necessary or not in this context? Answer Either is correct. There … Read more

which is correct either “my playing” or “playing my” [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 3 years ago. Improve this question Do following two words can be used interchangeably for making a sentence? which is correct either “my playing” or “playing … Read more

What are the rules for using : it’s or its?

I am often corrected on StackExchange for writing it’s instead of its Few minutes ago : I start a game by it’s shortcut ==> I start a game by its shortcut I am (quite) sure that when I was young, I’ve only learned it’s and I never seen its anywhere then (But it was 35 … Read more

Confusion about the use of the possessive in the field name “Women’s studies”

Why does the field Women’s studies take the possessive s? And why is it not the case for “Archaeological studies”, for example? Answer The examples are structurally different. “Archaeological” is an adjective, and it modifies “studies.” Archaeological studies = Studies related to archaeology Experimental physics = Physics studied by performing and analyzing experiments (as opposed … Read more

Can we say “The sound of what is this?” or “This is the sound of what?” (American English)

In American English, can we say either of these sentences interchangeably? The sound of what is this? This is the sound of what? Context: Imagine I heard a sound at home which sounds like it is coming from a device in the kitchen, and I am wondering the sound of what device it is. My … Read more

Are the meanings of “Car’s broken door” & “Broken door of car” the same? [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: “the legs of the table” vs “the table’s legs” (2 answers) Closed 2 years ago. Are the meanings of these two phrases the same? If not, what is the difference? Car’s broken door vs Broken door of car Answer Forming the Possessive The possessive form is used with nouns … Read more

“whose” vs “that its” in English

I’m an English learner and today I faced a question where I was supposed to fill in the missing blank. The question was: The large family _____ house had been destroyed by the storm was invited to stay at a hotel. There were multiple options including: i) whose ii) that its Can someone explain why … Read more