bot's reply vs reply from bot Can you say "bot's reply" or is it wrong? It feels so wrong to use possessive 's with something inanimate. So, you should probably say "the reply from a bot" but not "bot's reply", right? Or is it fine?
Jun 10, 2019 3:09 PM
Answers · 3
There's no problem with using a possessive with an inanimate object. Both "bot's reply" and "reply from a bot" are okay. An alternative example would be something like "the room's furniture", "the tree's apples", or "the candle's light" to name a few.
June 11, 2019
The website's autoresponder objected with strong language. :) The station's welcome banner had long since fallen. The chatbot's perfomance surprised all present. The boat's bow nudged the broadwalk.
June 10, 2019
Bot's reply is fine. They both are good. You can still use 's with inanimate objects, like "the bot's reply"
June 10, 2019
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