OF + noun ‘S

In the English Grammar Profile, B2 point 55 in the category of DETERMINERS & possessives is defined as

‘s after a noun phrase with ‘of’ to indicate possession.

There is no mention that there must be no following noun after ‘s

However, there is a C2 point that covers an ellipted following noun.  For example:

It‘s pretty clear that their operation is not the size of Google‘s.

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It also overlaps B2 point 46 in NOUNS and phrases, defined as:

NOUN + ‘OF’ + POSSESSIVE DETERMINER + NOUN + ‘s, particularly with ‘friend’ or ‘friends’.

The example in the EGP given for both points is:

a friend of my father’s .


The future of my children depends on it.
The future of my children‘s children depends on it.
Andwhether you know it or not, the future of your children and your children‘s children depends on it, too.


On iWeb, we can’t have too many wild cards so we first can search for of _nn* 's and then later expand into the full grammar point we need.

1 OF WOMEN ‘S 24190

FEDERATION OF WOMEN ‘S CLUBS 256

2 OF TRUMP ‘S 17166
3 OF CHILDREN ‘S 17157
4 OF PEOPLE ‘S 14130
5 OF MEN ‘S 11234
6 OF LIFE ‘S 10754
7 OF MAN ‘S 9455

8 OF EARTH ‘S 8653

1 PERCENT OF EARTH ‘S 271


2 PART OF EARTH ‘S 146
3 YEARS OF EARTH ‘S 101
4 SIZE OF EARTH ‘S 82
5 UNDERSTANDING OF EARTH ‘S 81

9 OF APPLE ‘S 8271

10 OF NATURE ‘S 6536

 POTENTIAL OF NATURE ‘S GOODNESS 23 *BUT! these are all duplicates from the same website.

11 OF STATE ‘S 6128

12 OF EDUCATION ‘S 5122

This is more of a set title:

 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ‘S OFFICE 439

13 OF KING ‘S 4709
14 OF QUEEN ‘S 3562
15 OF HISTORY ‘S 3211
16 OF HARM ‘S 2882

17 OF ENERGY ‘S 2804

set title:

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ‘S OFFICE 222

18 OF WORLD ‘S 2753
19 OF LABOR ‘S 2540
20 OF HUMANITY ‘S 2367

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