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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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“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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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“The woman's card” vs “the woman card”

In this recently uploaded video by CNN channel, it shows that it is not clear as to whether we should use the possessive apostrophe or not, though Sue Mendelsohn, Director of the Columbia Unv. Writing ...
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Possessive syntax [closed]

What are all possible possessive syntax forms of a word? For example, "Alzheimer" in a phrase "Dementia in Alzheimer's disease". I know that it is possible to write Alzheimer' or Alzheimer's. ...
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Confusion with possessives

We have a choir in the town of Ako called Ako International Students Choir. The choir is directed in English and is indeed international, but by no means limited to International Students. I am ...

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