This is actually more than one question but they are connected, I dont know how to post them separated and make sense.

I was reading a translation of ゆめの続きはどこだ!? as "Where Does the Dream Continue?!

Now I knew one of the use of の is similar to the "'s" of english. But the "'s" is used only with nouns and here it's used to connect a noun with a verb. is here the verb used as a noun and a more literal translation would be "where does the dream's continuation is?" and the translation was adapted to sound more natural? (correct me if I'm wrong) . And the other question is, when I want to join a noun with a verb with the の particle, do I have to put the verb in infinitive?

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    The translation has been arranged, literally it renders as "where is the dream's sequel?" as you guessed, here 続き is a noun not a verb. Aug 25, 2016 at 16:57

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You're absolutely right!

続き{つづき} here is a noun form of the verb 続く{つづく}meaning "continuation" or "sequel".

ゆめの続き - The dream's continuation

ゆめの続きはどこだ - The dream's continuation is where? (literal translation)

==> Correct for fluency: "Where Does the Dream Continue?!" <-- your translation :)

As for verb --> noun changes, it works for some verbs, but not all. Here are some examples

違う{ちがう} To differ, disagree --> 違い Difference

答える{こたえる}To answer --> 答え (an) Answer

悲しむ{かなしむ}To be sad --> 悲しみ Sadness

But this doesn't apply to all cases like,

食べる to eat -> 食べ (an eat?)

数える to count - > 数え (a count?)

In these cases, it all depends on the word, some of these words just use their kanjis for the noun form. (食 as in 日本食、数 as in 点数 etc.)

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