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luckyguy
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 2:37:18 AM
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I am going to write down two pairs of sentences.

(1a) The novel written by my uncle talks about challenges new immigrants face in this country.
(1b) My uncle's novel talks about challenges new immigrants face in this country.

(2a) The manager of ABC Company was fired due to his dishonesty.
(2b) ABC Company's manager was fired due to his dishonesty.

I have highlighted some words in red. Which phrase in each pair sounds natural to native English speakers? Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:28:03 AM

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luckyguy wrote:
I am going to write down two pairs of sentences.


(1b) My uncle's novel talks about challenges new immigrants face in this country.
This one sounds natural.

(2a) The manager of ABC Company was fired due to his dishonesty.
And this one sounds best to me, but without the word "company". It would only be necessary if the name wasn't familiar.



I have highlighted some words in red. Which phrase in each pair sounds natural to native English speakers? Thanks.


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