1

As an English native speaker, I feel tempted to say

"my childhood dream",

but from a grammatical perspective, would

"my childhood's dream"

be more correct?

3

No it won't.

The Saxon genitive ('s) usually implies the preposition of.

Childhood's dream would imply dream of a childhood

What you want is an expression that means a dream from your childhood

Childhood dream, a spaced compound noun, is not only idiomatic but also correct.

Source: Wikipedia

  • It took a few seconds to get my head round it ;) Thanks – Turbo May 6 '15 at 19:51

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