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the Students’ Union vs. the Student's Union

Вопрос:

Какая смысловая (семантическая) разница между:

the president of the Student's Union
the president of the Students' Union
?

Задание:

Укажите правильный вариант.

1.
a. His report of the accident was different from Gail.
b. His report of the accident was different from Gail's.

2.
a. Asked to explain his tardiness, Roy's excuse was very funny.
b. Asked to explain his tardiness, the excuse of Roy's gave was very funny.
c. Asked to explain his tardiness, Roys' gave a very funny excuse.

3.
a. Two boy's mothers made all the children's costumes.
b. Two boys' mothers made all the children's costumes.
c. Two boys' mothers made all the childrens' costumes.

4.
a. The ladies' club would like to visit the Morans' garden and yours.
b. The ladies' club would like to visit the Moran's garden and your's.
с. The ladie's club would like to visit the Morans' garden and yours.

5.
a. Is'nt it a bus driver's duty to put his passenger's safety first?
b. Isn't it a bus drivers' duty to put his passengers' safety first?
c. Isn't it a bus driver's duty to put his passengers' safety first?

6.
a. Since Greg borrowed your's, he doesn't need Elmers.
b. Since Greg borrowed yours, he doesn't need Elmer's.
c. Since Greg borrowed yours, he doesn't need Elmers'.

7.
a. Ladies' dresses and childrens' shoes are on the fourth floor.
b. Ladie's dresses and children's shoes are on the fourth floor.
c. Ladies' dresses and children's shoes are on the fourth floor.

8.
a. The girls' chorus sang their director's new composition.
b. The girl's chorus sang their director's new composition.
с. The girls' chorus sang their directors' new composition.

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Discussion

Slava KazakovSlava Kazakov, 2013/09/17 09:52

the president of the Student's Union - президент союза Вечного студента - президент учебного союза/департамента - прямая основная функция - учебная
the president of the Students' Union - президент профсоюза студентов - экономическая и социальная функция

Yuri ScherbakovYuri Scherbakov, 2013/09/17 21:51

Т.е. the president of the Student's Union - странная фраза

Slava KazakovSlava Kazakov, 2013/09/18 11:29

да, плохо сочетается

Slava KazakovSlava Kazakov, 2013/09/17 11:05

1. b. His report of the accident was different from Gail's (report).
2. a. Asked to explain his tardiness, Roy's excuse was very funny.
3. b. Two boys' mothers made all the children's costumes.
4. a. The ladies' club would like to visit the Morans' garden and yours.
5. c. Isn't it a bus driver's duty to put his passengers' safety first?
6. b. Since Greg borrowed yours, he doesn't need Elmer's.
7. c. Ladies' dresses and children's shoes are on the fourth floor.
8. a. The girls' chorus sang their director's new composition.

Yuri ScherbakovYuri Scherbakov, 2013/09/17 21:53
2. a. Asked to explain his tardiness, Roy's excuse was very funny.

так получается, что Asked … excuse = попросили объяснить не Роя, а его оправдание

Остальное все верно.

Спасибо.

Slava KazakovSlava Kazakov, 2013/09/18 11:32

а какой правильный тогда?
b. Asked to explain his tardiness, the excuse of Roy's gave was very funny.
c. Asked to explain his tardiness, Roys' gave a very funny excuse.
если бы было так, вопроса бы не было
c. Asked to explain his tardiness, Roy gave a very funny excuse.

Yuri ScherbakovYuri Scherbakov, 2013/09/18 21:45
если бы было так, вопроса бы не было
c. Asked to explain his tardiness, Roy gave a very funny excuse.

так и должно быть, а в задании - плохая печать =)

Slava KazakovSlava Kazakov, 2013/09/19 11:50

гут :)

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