South East Asia's / Asian / Asia - adjective

Sweetie75

Senior Member
Spanish - Argentina
Hi there!

Can someone tell me which of the following would be the correct one, please?

1) South East Asian babies and me

2) South East Asia babies and me

3) South East Asian's babies and me

4) South East Asia's babies and me

The part I'm actually not sure is the underline red one. I reckon that the right one might be 1 or 3, but still not 100% sure about either of them.

Cheers, Dan
 
  • Mirlo

    Senior Member
    Castellano, Panamá/ English-USA
    Hi there!

    Can someone tell me which of the following would be the correct one, please?

    1) South East Asian babies and me:tick:

    2) South East Asia babies and me

    3) South East Asian's babies and me

    4) South East Asia's babies and me

    The part I'm actually not sure is the underline red one. I reckon that the right one might be 1 or 3, but still not 100% sure about either of them.

    Cheers, Dan
    Esperemos,
     

    Chris K

    Senior Member
    English / US
    #1 is definitely the more likely choice with this particular example, but the structure used in #4 is not always wrong. It's quite common, for instance, to hear references to "America's children" rather than "American children." It depends on context.

    Also, #2 can be used in some cases; for instance, "Louisiana folklore" rather than "Louisiana's folklore" or "Louisianian (?) folklore." But it doesn't work for most countries: "China folklore," "Mexico folklore."
     
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