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I wanted to clarify when we use possessif form i.e. (John's hat) or the "of" form i.e. hat of john
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28 Nov 2008, 13:20
jugolo1 wrote:
Hello,

I wanted to clarify when we use possessif form i.e. (John's hat) or the "of" form i.e. hat of john
. ...thanksssss

Since Gmat prefers short and concise, (John's hat) is better than "hat of John" though both are correct.
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28 Nov 2008, 19:42
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jugolo1 wrote:
Hello,

I wanted to clarify when we use possessif form i.e. (John's hat) or the "of" form i.e. hat of john
. ...thanksssss

Since Gmat prefers short and concise, (John's hat) is better than "hat of John" though both are correct.

No, depend on the situation. whether one or the other make the sentence awkard!
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28 Nov 2008, 23:09
sondenso wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
jugolo1 wrote:
Hello,

I wanted to clarify when we use possessif form i.e. (John's hat) or the "of" form i.e. hat of john
. ...thanksssss

Since Gmat prefers short and concise, (John's hat) is better than "hat of John" though both are correct.

No, depend on the situation. whether one or the other make the sentence awkard!

What I have seen in most of the cases in Gmat is that "John's hat" is direct, short and concise.
For example: 11-t73342

I believe "Jean Toomer’s Cane" is much better than "Cane of Jean Toomer"

More example, if any, would be useful.
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29 Nov 2008, 04:47
Tiger, it is my pleasure!

VR-91.
In theory, international civil servants at the United Nations are prohibited from continuing to draw salaries from their own governments; in practice, however some governments merely substitute living allowances for their employees' paychecks, assigned by them to the United Nations.
(A) for their employees’ paychecks, assigned by them
(B) for the [color=#FF0000]paychecks of their employees[/color] who have been assigned
(C) for the paychecks of their employees, having been assigned
(D) in place of their employees’ paychecks, for those of them assigned
(E) in place of the paychecks of their employees to have been assigned by them

employees' paychecks is awkard

B is correct

Another one nearly the same.

VR-79. Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy—metal deposits in the upper twenty centimeters of Baltic Sea sediments，which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there.

(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings
(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there

D and E is ok, but A, b and C is awkward

Hope it help!
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29 Nov 2008, 23:49
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In theory, international civil servants at the United Nations are prohibited from continuing to draw salaries from their own governments; in practice, however some governments merely substitute living allowances for their employees' paychecks, assigned by them to the United Nations.
(A) for their employees’ paychecks, assigned by them
(B) for the [color=#FF0000]paychecks of their employees[/color] who have been assigned
(C) for the paychecks of their employees, having been assigned
(D) in place of their employees’ paychecks, for those of them assigned
(E) in place of the paychecks of their employees to have been assigned by them

employees' paychecks is awkard

B is correct

I take this one. Thanks.
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