How do I change, for example, "the party/wedding/relationship/... of John and I" into the possessive case (possessive using 's)?
My train of thought goes a little something like this:
The party/wedding/relationship/... of John and I
(John and I)'s party/wedding/relationship/...
(John)'s and (I)'s party/wedding/relationship/...
John's and my party/wedding/relationship/...
Is this correct? I feel like it's similar to the distributive property in math. When using the possessive to denote a shared possession between two or more people, do you use the possessive case ('s) after the name and a possessive adjective in place of the subject pronoun? Any and all help is greatly appreciated! Thanks a lot in advance!
Edit: Hi. It's been a month. Yes, my thinking is correct. It is also correct if there are two names involved ("John's and Jane's relationship/friendship/etc.). All I ever wanted was a definitive yes or no answer, but they just deflected. Hope this helped someone. No one was ever helpful on here. In fact, I shouldn't even be here. I'm a native speaker, ffs, but for some reason my question about a legitimate usage of English Grammar was so unimportant and unacademic that they "suggested"
(closed my question and moved it) that I would be more suitable here. Thank you all so much, you really have proved your deuterostome traits by not ever evolving beyond that stage.