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When are attributive nouns plural?

Sorry for the title, it is not very evident and intuitive but I really do not how to tell it better... Well, you know, several times, or better, many times, we use this form: If I want to say: "...
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Plural or single form of word in names of variables, classes [duplicate]

I am wondering which option is more correct when I want to call some class of objects: NotificationService or NotificationsService. Is there difference between them? If so, what is it?
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Is 'a 210-million-people market' correctly written? [duplicate]

Usually I find compound adjectives quite straightforward, but I'm not so sure when it comes to the following: A 210-million-people market So how should I refer to a market 210 million people large ...
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“drinks cans” compound noun [duplicate]

I've met a "drinks cans" compound noun on this webpage. See how food and drinks cans get recycled As I know, there is a specific rule for the plural compound nouns that are made of two nouns. In ...
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Words that are pluralized in the middle?

This is purely a curiosity, but I'm fascinated by mid-word pluralization, even if the word in question is a compound word. For example, passersby or standersby. No others have occurred to me. Can ...
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“User accounts” or “users account”

Is it correct to say user accounts or users account when referring to the accounts any user has on a site like this one? In general, in the case of a noun that is used as adjective for the noun that ...
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“Fish and chips shop” or “fish and chip shop”?

When referring to a restaurant specializing in fish and chips would you call it a fish and chip shop or a fish and chips shop?
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St. Matthew's vs. St. Matthew

What is the proper spelling: St Matthew's or St. Matthew when not followed by the word "Church". * "There will undoubtedly be tradeoffs that I will have to make if I stay with St. Matthew’s." *...
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Is it “honor's calculus” or “honors calculus”? [closed]

I see both usage, with "honors calculus" much more common. This is in reference to courses and programs in high school and universities with a higher level of requirements than the regular counterpart....
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Why is plural -s used in “collecting stamps”, but not in “stamp collecting”? [duplicate]

I was wondering why in some cases, both phrases mean the same thing, and one phrase has the plural -s and the other does not? Eg: Collecting stamps (plural -s) Stamp collecting (no plural -s) Is ...