A and B's or A's and B's

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Snappy_is_here, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Snappy_is_here Senior Member

    Kobe, Japan
    Is it okay to say, "I would like to know your company and factory's outline."?

    Does the above sound unnatural? Do I have to say, "I would like to know the outline of your company and factory."?
  2. Szkot Senior Member

    UK English
    I would SAY A and B's, but probably WRITE your second sentence, to avoid the problem. A's and B's is obviously grammatically correct, but to me it sounds pedantic to say it that way.

    I think 'an outline' would be better than 'the outline'.

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