Rule for possessive when using an oblique/forward slash?

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That's Capital

Senior Member
English-Ireland
Hi there,

In the following sentence, do both customer and client get the possessive 's?

You should always be prepared to walk a mile in the customer’s/client’s shoes.

or is it


You should always be prepared to walk a mile in the customer/client’s shoes.

I would lean towards the first but am not certain. I need to leave in the / rather than rewriting it.

Thanks
 
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    I'd just say one or the other: customer = client = customer.

    But if absolutely forced to be so repetitive, I'd go for customer's/client's.
     
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    That's Capital

    Senior Member
    English-Ireland
    I can't change it I'm afraid, not my work. I did ask! So assuming I do need to say customer/client do both get the 's?

    Many thanks.
     
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