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Why do we say a “hotel room” and not a “hotel's room”? [closed]

I would like to know what the rule is to explain why we do not use the genitive construction hotel's room. Instead, we say "a hotel room". Other examples: a hospital bed a bike stand Would ...
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Plural possessive with compound subject [duplicate]

Is it "John and Becky's knowledge" or "John's and Becky's knowledge"?
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Possession in Compound Nouns [duplicate]

In a compound noun with a postpositive adjective, such as "Director-General" or "Court Martial," the noun is pluralized by using the plural form of the first word (i.e. "Directors-General" or "Courts ...
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“Kitchen's wall” vs. “kitchen wall” vs. “the wall of his kitchen”

Which sentence is most common and natural? Finally, one of our neighbors broke his kitchen's wall open and got her. Finally, one of our neighbors broke his kitchen wall open and got her. ...
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“Project's status” or “project status”

Should I say the project's status or the project status?