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M&S holiday shop: men's and kids'

(5 Posts)
Chewbecca Sat 25-Mar-17 10:45:38

Is this right?

Can you help me understand why please as it is bugging me.

(Ignoring the fact that I would much prefer it to say children's)

LapdanceShoeshine Sat 25-Mar-17 11:00:21

What's bugging you - is it men's? Because that is right (as children's would be)

If not that, what? grin

Chewbecca Sat 25-Mar-17 11:02:21

So men's is right, is kids'?

Starman16 Sat 25-Mar-17 11:06:06

Men is plural. Kid is singular.

Kids' is the equivalent of men's

Kid's would be the equivalent of Man's I.e referring to a singular man or kid rather than group

LapdanceShoeshine Sat 25-Mar-17 11:35:52

Yes, kids' is right too

If the plural of man was mans then the possessive would be mans' but because the plural men is a singular noun it becomes men's. Women's, children's & people's are the same.

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