A question of formality?

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I'm revising a text and it's a non-native writing in English. She prefers to use "of" than phrasing with inversions, and it's making me uneasy. I don't know if it's preferable in a formal context (it's a doctoral thesis). For example, "the revision of this thesis", instead of "this thesis revision", and "the sections of this thesis", instead of "this thesis sections". Can anybody help me?

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In general, and in this specific case, "of" is more common. There are exceptions such as "golf cart", "grocery store", etc.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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