Between 'of the' & 'of'

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DevDev
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Between 'of the' & 'of'

Post by DevDev » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:06 am

Hi,

When we talk about the possessive case of the non-living things, we need to use

'of the' form

like 'cover of the book is torn', etc.

this usage of 'of' is at times not clear, like should we use along with 'the' or not,
'of the' or only 'of'

Please give me more details, thank you.

TheStephen
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Re: Between 'of the' & 'of'

Post by TheStephen » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:27 pm

You can equally say "The book's cover is torn."

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Tukanja
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Re: Between 'of the' & 'of'

Post by Tukanja » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:29 am

"the" defines the particular thing you talk about, so it must be used with "of" as "of the", in my opinion.

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