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Smile Posessive cases for adjectives

Hello:
Let me try to explain my doubt. Sometimes it seems that the apostrofe is optional such as in the following example: The patient was sent to the Specialist Hospital (one could also say SpecialistĀ“s Hospital or
Hospital of Specialists).
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Tricky question.

'Specialist Hospital' specialist would be an adjective, therefore it wouldn't need an 's.

in these cases "SpecialistĀ“s Hospital or Hospital of Specialists" specialist is a noun and therefore could have an 's.

Hope that helps and sorry about the late reply.

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