Using the preposition of OR the form of adjective.

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Using the preposition of OR the form of adjective.

Post by persiangolf » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:36 am

Hello,

I have a doubt in using the preposition of OR the form of adjective in more cases like these following examples:

1. The embassy of Italy OR Italy embassy.
2. The capital of Iran OR Iran capital.
3. The carpet of room OR carpet room.
4. The roof of building OR roof building.
5. The tire of car OR car tire and many examples like these examples.

What rule should we use for these cases, please?

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The Persian Gulf

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Re: Using the preposition of OR the form of adjective.

Post by Alan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:17 am

1. The Italian Embassy
2. The capital of Iran OR the Iranian capital
3. The carpet in(side) the room
4. The roof of the building
5. The car's tire(s)/tyre(s) OR the tire(s)/tyre(s) of the car

The rules are too lengthy to be explained here in full, but, as a general rule, a possessive 's' is usually added only to animates (humans/animals). Please consult the ESL Learning Centre for further information.

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