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Division/Division's Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:58:52 PM
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The Senior Division/Division's camp was successfully held on 25 December 2017.

1. Should it be "Division" or "Division's"?

2. Is "successfully" optional?

Thanks.
Helenej
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:03:55 PM

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1. I think it should be Devision.
2. If you want to say that the camp was held successfully, then you use the word.
thar
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:55:01 PM

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Either is possible, but I agree with Helenej.

This noun is inanimate when referring to an organisation. So it is more natural to use it as an attributive noun than to make a possessive.

Both options are possible because the Division consists of people, and it was their camp.
But describing the purpose or organisation of the camp uses an attributive noun.

Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:43:49 AM
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Thanks, Helenej and thar.
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