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Are all the phrases below correct and if they are , what are the differences? Car's window / car window / the window of car

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  • Normally one would say car window (or window if the context were obvious). I'm voting to close because we need context and a sample sentence. – aparente001 May 23 '17 at 4:43

"Car's window" generally means the window of a particular car.

"Car window" is a type of window; that which would be part of a car.

"The window of car" without an article is awkward. Better would be "the window of a car" or "the window of the car."


Non-living objects can definitely possess other things. Suppose I told you that someone broke my window -- you might ask which window was broken. I might then tell you "it was my car's window."

But it's equally common for nouns to act as adjectives for another noun, as in "Hey, look, I found a piece of glass! I think it came from a car window."

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