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Which is correct "women's clothing" or "womens clothing"? [duplicate]

When I typed the search into Google most of the responses were websites selling clothing and the ratio of womens versus women's was about 1:1. Searching for mens versus men's and the version with ...
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Apostrophe when the noun is for the use of rather than belonging to [duplicate]

Do the examples 'buyers guide' and 'teachers lounge' carry an apostrophe. At first glance they appear like possessives, but actually the first words are more like descriptions. My instinct is 'buyers ...
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"children's literature" or "children literature"? [duplicate]

I am always confused where to use a "possessive apostrophe". From what I found on the internet it seems to me that children's literature is correct. What about garden chair? In my eyes it's the same. ...
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Do you use an apostrophe for a group or institution name? [duplicate]

Say, if you're going to create a writers' group called The Writers Land (just made it up), will you add an apostrophe like this, "The Writers' Land"? It looks odd to me, but perhaps that's ...
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"Writers' Contest" or "Writers Contest" [duplicate]

Would it be correct to say "Writers' Contest" or "Writers Contest" for a competition that invites writers to submit their work? I believe there should be an apostrophe because the ...
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Out of the words user's list or users list, which is correct

I have a list of users who are using the application then which word is correct? user's list or users list
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Is "mens" a valid word?

I've been living in Ireland for almost a year now and I start noticing they use the word "mens" a lot. I can see it used in: Shops, to denote the area where you can find men's clothes In sport, when ...
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Plural nouns in nominal compounds

I wonder whether there are rules or guidelines regarding plural nouns in nominal compounds. For example a compound university students list. If there are many lists and many universities is it ...
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"Woman students" OR "Women students" - which one is correct?

If I mean to say that many students who were also women smoked cigarettes, but do not wish to use "female students," which of the following would be correct to say: a) Many woman students smoked ...
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Apostrophe use in a title

I have seen titles, such as books or business names, that omit the apostrophe. Is this proper? Can a title be apostrophe free if the author chooses? EX: Tom and Sallies Big Adventure. Should Sallies ...
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Formal saxon genitive usage [duplicate]

since James Jeans was that famous British physicist, shouldn't there be: Jeans's instability instead of: Jeans instability (wiki link) I have read couple (maybe not all) of saxon genitive ...
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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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Can I use the word 'was' twice in the below sentence? [duplicate]

I left shortly after I realized that where I was, was the edge of the world.
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Should it be Champions' League comeback or Champions League comeback?

When we discuss great comebacks in the history of this competition, It is more correct to say a particular game represented the greatest comeback in Champions League history, or the greatest comeback ...
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Should "children" or "children's" be used in "London's children('s) and family portrait photographer"? [closed]

"London's children and family portrait photographer" or "London's children's and family portrait photographer"? Any help gratefully appreciated
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