Is this correct, 'Beijing's weather is cold and snowy'? It goes like this: It's winter now. Beijing's weather is cold and snowy. I know we can say 'The weather in Beijing is ...'. Thanks!!
May 9, 2016 12:45 PM
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Yes. The weather in Beijing is cold and snowy.
May 9, 2016
Yes, it is possible to use the genitive apostrophe + s with names of cities and countries. If you say 'The weather in Beijing is...', we'd expect you to continue by telling us what the weather is like today. If you say 'Beijing's weather is...' we'd expect a more general description of the city's climate. The possessive links the city and the weather more closely together, so we'd expect to hear about the particular kind of weather that 'belongs' to Beijing, if you like.
May 9, 2016
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