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Is it really necessary to use 's for possessive case when used for things and places? I mean if we say:

Church marble flooring

It does make sense. I feel that it isn't necessary to put 's in this.

Church's marble flooring

Although the second isn't incorrect either however the first seems to make the complete sense too. Is this right?

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Is it really necessary to use 's for possessive case when used for things and places?


It is related to meaning. Actually both sentences are correct but the meanings are very different.

Church marble flooring... We sell church marble flooring in many styles. (The meaning is churches in general).

as opposed to

Church's marble flooring We would have difficulty to match the Church's marble flooring. I doubt you can find that shade of marble in any quarry still in production. (The meaning relates to a specific church).

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