English grammar question?
Which of the following sentence is correct?
1. As per the Ministry of External Affairs's regulation.....
2. As per the Ministry of External Affairs' regulation.....
3..As per the Ministry of External Affairs regulation.....
- busterwasmycatLv 74 months ago
I would use number 3, and treat the term "Ministry of External Affairs" as a noun adjective. Somewhat like "as per team rules", or "obey society standards". You can treat the thing as a possessive, but it is better, in my view, to use the noun adjective, in many situations. Ministry of the Environment recommendations as defined in the "Guide de caractérisation des terrains contaminés", for example, or the CCME (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment) guideline limits for contaminants in soils.
You can use the possessive, but you do not have to.
- BookbinderLv 74 months ago
1. This one is wrong. It is bad practice to write "...External Affairs's..."
2. and 3 are correct. It does not matter which version you use.
- Anonymous4 months ago
As per the Ministry of External Affairs's regulation..... is correct
As per the Ministry of External Affairs regulation.... is also OK since you are using the name as an adjective.
You may have heard of the rule about possesives of plurals being like Number 2, but this is a singular name that can't normally be pluralized. For names it is usual to form the posessive with an apostrophe s eg - Charles Dickens's. etc A notable exception is St Thomas' Hospital in London.
- BobLv 44 months ago
The second sentence is correct. But your question is wrong. It should be:
Which of the following sentences is correct?