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    #1

    Exclamation Tennis racket OR Racket tennis

    Hello,

    I dont know which one is right and why !!


    car keys
    keys car !!!



    thanks

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    Re: Tennis racket OR Racket tennis

    What has your question to do with the title of the thread?

    Both 'car keys' and 'key cars' are possible, though they mean very different things. As is so often the case, context is vital.

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    Re: Tennis racket OR Racket tennis

    The keys that unlock the car are car keys.

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    Re: Tennis racket OR Racket tennis

    I've read somewhere that "key cars" means to scratch cars using a key. Is it correct?

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    Re: Tennis racket OR Racket tennis

    Yes, if you come out of your house and find a long thin scratch down the side of your car, you would say "Some b*stard has keyed my car!" (or something slightly politer of course).

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    Re: Tennis racket OR Racket tennis

    Except for certain special cases (e.g. Attorney General), in English adjectives go before the noun they describe, not after. So it's a blue car, not a car blue. It's car keys (keys for a car). It's a tennis racket (racket for playing tennis).

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