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User’s Guide vs Users’ Guide

I’ve been looking over what has been posted regarding the use of ’s. I used to be a Technical Writer (years ago). The title of one of our training documents was Users’ Guide. Once, a coworker said ...
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of areas involved with patients’ care - or patients care? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: User’s/Users’/Users Group What would be the correct way with UK English spelling: patients' care or patients care? I have terrible search skills, I could not find an ...
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2answers
866 views

Plural of plural of plural [duplicate]

I've looked for similar questions as How to write the “plural of plural”?, but my question might be slightly different. There are boats, and each boat may have zero to many engines. Which is more ...
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1answer
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Plural form for noun preceding another noun [duplicate]

I'm working on a web service and we need to create new menu section, which should list entities to configurate different shops' parameters. Which form of this phrase is right in this case and why? ...
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1answer
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Parking sign apostrophe? [duplicate]

Should there be an apostrophe in the sign "residents parking". A quick Google search suggests there shouldn't. But why not? Is "residents" an adjective?
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3answers
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Apostrophe in “beginners guide”

In the phrase beginners guide to …, where should the apostrophe go? Beginner’s Guide to […] Beginners’ Guide to […] In my particular case, this is the title for a presentation so there are multiple ...
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5answers
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What’s the correct plural possessive of “kids”?

I know that children’s books is correct, but for some reason I want to say kids books, even though I know that it’s a plural possessive noun ending in an s. A quick search on the web turns up Barnes ...
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6answers
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What is the single word for a school where only boys study?

A school where both boys and girls study is called co-ed (co-education) What is the name for the school where only males study? (Calling it a male school seems a bit awkward)
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Is there a term for the opposite of the greengrocer’s apostrophe?

Is there a term for the tendency to omit the apostrophe in high-profile items where it would otherwise be expected? – such as “Student Manual” instead of “Student’s Manual” (and “Facilitator Guide” ...
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1answer
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“student list” vs “students list”? [duplicate]

What is more accurate to say when writing a noun before a list? "student list" or "students list" (also "student group" vs "students group")
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1answer
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“user's details” or “user details” [duplicate]

user's details or user details, which one is the correct form when referring to the details of a user in a database? Regards
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“Members’ gallery” vs. “members gallery” [duplicate]

What would I use when setting up a gallery for many members to submit to? I am thinking, Members’ Gallery, as it is a gallery belonging to all the members, but I frequently see the use of just ...