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  1. Heo
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    Students' books or students' book ?

    Assuming each student has only one book,


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    Re: Students' books or students' book ?

    Sorry I pressed Enter and it was posted. Can't edit it.

    Assuming each student has only 1 book, should I say :

    "I need to collect the students' book" OR
    "I need to collect the students' bookS" ?

    In general, if I have : <NOUN_1 IN PLURAL>'S NOUN_2

    When should NOUN_2 be in plural form and when should it be in singular form ?

    Thank you very much for your help.

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    Re: Students' books or students' book ?

    If each student has one book, then there are plural books- if you put it in the singular, then students would be sharing a single book IMO.

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