Writing for Business

May 7 2009   12:48PM GMT

Compound subjects and possessives

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
Either ______ or Ellen’s computer needs more RAM for virtual memory to function properly.
a. Frank
b. Frank’s

Answer: b

Explanation: If the sentence reads “Either Frank or Ellen’s computer needs more RAM” that means either Frank (the person) needs more RAM or Ellen’s computer needs more RAM.

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