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Oct 6 2008   12:53PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business — compound possessives

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

exec.jpg Which is correct?
The ____ or CFO’s signature is required on that requisition form.
a. CEO
b. CEO’s

Answer: b

If you use CEO in that sentence it means that the CEO (the person) must be placed on the requisition form.

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