Is it possible to shorten these kind of sentence structures?

The title of the event, that will be tomorrow is XY.

Is any of these correct?

The title of tomorrow's event is XY.

The title of the event tomorrow is XY.

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    It really depends on the full context as known to to target audience. When introducing someone to a friend, for example, we don't say This person's name is John - it's usually just This is John. By the same token, your audience might understand perfectly well if you just say XY is tomorrow (or perhaps Tomorrow is XY, particularly if there are related events on other days). Or The event tomorrow is XY, if the audience might not otherwise realise that XY is an "event". Do you really need to tell them that the title of XY is "XY"? – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jan 11 '17 at 13:55
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    Yes, you can create such possessives: yesterday's, tomorrow's, this morning's, this evening's, last month's, next year's, etc. And the temporal item can follow the noun, as you have it. The marketing plan next year... The theme of the sermon this Sunday.... – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jan 11 '17 at 14:00
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    Did you miss a comma after tomorrow in your main sentence? – CinCout Jan 11 '17 at 14:02
  • Or have an extra comma! I don't think the first sentence should have a comma at all, actually. – stangdon Jan 11 '17 at 14:06
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    the event that will be tomorrow strikes my ear as unidiomatic. Wouldn't we say "the event that will be held tomorrow" or "the event that will take place tomorrow"? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jan 11 '17 at 14:45

Your first sentence is, at best, awkward. As stangdon says in the comments, you should remove the comma. Or use a non-restrictive clause: "The title of the event, which will be tomorrow, is XY."

The most natural way to say this is, "The title of tomorrow's event is XY." Or as Fumble Fingers says in the comments, specifying "title" is probably unnecessary, and you would just say, "Tomorrow's event is XY" or "XY is tomorrow". You probably only need to specify that this is a title is there is some possibility of confusion. Like, "The title of tomorrow's event is 'Friday'." Not necessarily that tomorrow is a Friday, but that the title of the event that will be held tomorrow is "Friday". I suppose there could also be some technical distinction you need to make, perhaps in the program book the event has a "title" and it also has a "subject" and you need to make clear which you're talking about.


You are wrong in classifying today, tomorrow, yesterday etc as temporal adverb. They are best classified as Pronoun, to be precise, Deictic Temporal Pronoun. You unconsciously gave the reason. One simple reason of classifying them not as an adverb or preposition is that they have genitive inflection - today's, tomorrow's, yesterday's etc.

So it's right to write -

1. The title of tomorrow's event is XYZ.

2, The title of the event tomorrow is XYZ.

3. The title of the event that will be tomorrow is XYZ.

In all these sentences above tomorrow is a Pronoun. But they don't have the same function in all these sentences.

In sentence #1, the genitive pronoun functions as a determiner. In sentence #2, the pronoun acts as a temporal adjunct. In sentence #3, it's a complement, that expresses "time".

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