"And the fete at the English ambassador's? Today is Wednesday.

"S" is of possession, means should ambassador followed by a noun.

Where is the noun?


The possessive case of a person's name, title or occupation is often used to designate their home or place of business.

There's a party tonight at Mary's.
I have an appointment at Dr. Fisher's.
Mrs. Schmidt is over at the Chairman's; she should be back in half an hour or so.

  • Thank you. I also saw this "to be an enthusiast had become her social vocation" isn't it the same as: "to be an enthusiast, she had become..."? – Bavyan Yaldo Oct 9 '17 at 20:52
  • @BavyanYaldo - That should be a separate question, but no, it's not the same. Think of it as "Her social vocation was being an enthusiast." – stangdon Oct 9 '17 at 22:35
  • It's best to ask a new question as a question, rather than in a comment, @BavyanYaldo, but I'll answer: no. The subject of the sentence (the thing that had become a social vocation) is "To be an enthusiast". Your paraphrase has quite a different meaning, where "To be an enthusiast" is the purpose. – Colin Fine Oct 9 '17 at 22:36

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