grammar : "of", " 's" or nothing ?

Subject: grammar : "of", " 's" or nothing ?
From: "Yoann Le Bleis" <yoannlebleis -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 15:23:43 +0200

Does anyone have a good link to a page that exhaustively defines the use of
*of*, *'s* and *nothing* in a nominal group?
I learned these rules a few years ago, but I cannot remember them exactly...

Can I use the *'s* for an object possessing another object? eg "widget's
What about concepts?
How can I choose between "confidentiality rules" and "rules of

I hope my request is clear enough...

French intern in tech. doc.

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