I'm always confused how to write a "something of something else" in English, especially when plural is involved. For example, what would be the correct way to write the following sentences in English:

There are three phones, each phone is of a different type:

  • Three types of phones?
  • Three phone types?
  • Three types of phone?

Similarly, there are several doctors, and each doctor has a car:

  • The doctors' cars?
  • The cars of the doctors?

"Three types of phone" ("Three phone types" is also grammatically correct, but less usual).

"The doctors' cars" ("The cars of the doctors" is also grammatically correct, but clumsy).

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  • What about "job's descriptions" vs "jobs description"? The full sentence: "I recommend you to read ... .... to get ideas..." – Mosh Feu Aug 4 at 12:42
  • If there's only one job, I would use "the job description". If there's more than one job and/or description, "the job descriptions". In these cases, "job" is used to qualify "description(s)", not as a single or plural noun in its own right. Some may prefer to hyphenate as "job-description(s)". If you want to use a phrase like the ones in the original post, "description(s) of the job(s)" would be less clumsy than "the job's (jobs') description(s)". – DavidR Aug 6 at 14:39
  • Thank you! Now I can re-phrase my questions better. What about (1) many jobs, each job has only one description. (2) many jobs, each job has some requirements. – Mosh Feu Aug 6 at 15:04
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    @Mosh Feu As I wrote above: "the job descriptions/requirements" ("job" in an adjectival role) or "the descriptions of/requirements for the jobs" (make it clear in the rest of your document which descriptions/requirements are relevant to which jobs). – DavidR Aug 6 at 21:33
  • Thank you very much! – Mosh Feu Aug 7 at 5:41

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