Apostrophizing: the sound of the 9th symphony of Beethoven

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andefj

Senior Member
Colombian-Spanish
Hi there!

What is the correct way for apostrophyzing (indicating possession) in this sentence?

The sound of the 9th symphony of Beethoven = Beethoven's 9th symphony's sound
OR JUST Beethoven's 9th symphony sound.

How many apostrophes can one add in a sentence for indicating possession?
 
  • srk

    Senior Member
    English - US
    You left out The sound of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which I think is best.

    I don't know the answer to your last question, but Beethoven's 9th Symphony's sound is awkward.

    Edit: Here's a thread addressing a similar question.
     
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