Could someone please let me know which is more correct? Or are they both correct maybe?

  • The Company's board of directors has decided....
  • The board of directors of the company has decided...
  • Thanks very much. Capitalization of "company" was unintentional. – user4299 Feb 3 '14 at 15:20
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    Why is the title of this "Saxon genitive usage?" – Alex P Feb 4 '14 at 14:05

I prefer

The Company's Board of Directors has decided

Since you are expressing "belonging". The Board of Directors is a component of a larger entity (the company) and so is best expressed with possessive 's. That said, there's nothing wrong with the other option, I just think that using 's works more nicely.

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Both are valid, the first is probably more common.

A better summary than I can give about when to use which form can be found here.

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    Please expand this answer. Maybe you could include some reasons why the first option is preferred, like avoiding the duplication of "of". – Tyler James Young Jan 28 '14 at 18:04

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