Окончание -’s может касаться также целых словосоче таний: Ann and Kate's room комната Ани и Кати, Foreign Minister of Poland's speech речь министра иностранных дел Польши.
В таких случаях окончание притяжательного надежа при бавляется только к последнему слову (как правило, к суще ствительному).
§ 257-261. Case is the form of the ftoun indicating the relation of the notion to other words in the sentence or phrase. There are two cases of nouns in English: the Common Case and the Possessive Case.
The Common Case has no special case endings. The relation of the noun in the Common Case to other words is indicated by its position and by means of prepositions.
A noun in the Common Case with the prepositions to or for may express the relations which are expressed by the Russian Dative Case.
The combination of a noun in the Common Case with the preposition of often expresses the relations which are expressed by the Russian Genitive Case.
A noun in the Common Case preceded by the . prepositions by or with may express the relations which . are expressed by the Russian Instrumental Case.
The Possessive Case is formed by means of the ending -’s which is pronounced [s] after voiceless consonants except sibilants, [z] after voiced consonants except sibilants and after vowels, and [iz] after sibilants. If the noun in the plural ends in -s, only the apostrophe is added in the plural Possessive Case which does not affect the pronunciation of the word.
The Possessive Case is mainly used with nouns denoting living beings. Besides the names of living beings the following nouns can be used in the Possessive Case:
a) nouns dehotmg time and distance;
b) names of countries and towns or cities;
c) names of cosmic bodies; „
d) collective nouns like government, party, army, crew, family, society, etc.
The Possessive Case is used in some set expressions. The ending -’s is added not only to nouns but also to some pronouns and some adverbs of time; it may refer to a whole word combination.