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I forgot how exactly the rule in English is called where you can omit the usual possessive case
s' if we're speaking about a row of nouns and instead just put them in front of each other (with the main noun ahead of the dependent ones).
Let's look at this example:
The redesign of units
It's a process of taking models of the old units and redesigning them to increase their quality / fix issues - gaming.
Using possessive case we can shorten it and put is as:
Using the rule I mentioned in the first sentence, we can omit the
However, as far as I understand, in this case we can also omit the plural form of the word units as in this form it looks unclear whether we're talking about one unit or multiple units (which is fine):
On the other hand, if we're to list the units that are about to get redesigned, can we keep that last form? I.e.
Unit redesign - unit 01, unit 02, unit 03
Or should it be units redesign or even unit redesigns?
Update: this isn't merely about the apostrophe rule, it's about it being omitted in certain cases too.