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    Default duck(') egg

    1. I bought ten duck eggs at the supermarket.
    2. I bought ten duck's eggs at the supermarket.
    Which of the above sentences is correct?

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    Default Re: duck(') egg

    #1 is correct. See duck eggs.

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    Default Re: duck(') egg

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. I bought ten duck eggs at the supermarket.
    2. I bought ten duck's eggs at the supermarket.
    Which of the above sentences is correct?
    I think if you are talking about a definite duck, you can say "the duck's eggs", just my thought.

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    Default Re: duck(') egg

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    I think if you are talking about a specific duck, you can say "the duck's eggs". (Just my thought.)
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    Which is correct, hen egg or chicken egg?

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    Default Re: duck(') egg

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    I'm sorry but 'Just my thought' doesn't mean anything here? I think the reader can understand that I'm not a teacher from such unprofessional and inexpert style of talking about what I stated before. Thank you for the reminder. And I think any teacher should never use 'I think or that's just my thought' when they explain some English grammar term to their students because that expresses the uncertainty. Who can feel satisfied to learn anything uncertain? Please pardon me, I think I stated very carefully in all my words to express that I'm an amateur at all.

    P/S: I don't really like asking questions myself and I like posting some idea of my own and hope other teachers give some comment to me. I think this way of learning is much better for the learners.
    Last edited by crazYgeeK; 02-Oct-2012 at 17:44.

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    Default Re: duck(') egg

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    And I think any teacher should never use 'I think or that's just my thought' when they explain some English grammar term to their students because that expresses the uncertainty. Who can feel satisfied to learn anything uncertain? Please pardon me, I think I stated very carefully in all my words to express that I'm an amateur at all.
    Teachers cannot always be 100% certain of what they say, so I don't share your opinion. In fact, sometimes all a teacher can do is share his or her opinion. You will often see a teacher on this forum say, 'This sentence doesn't work for me.' English isn't math and so there are few absolute "rules".

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    Default Re: duck(') egg

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Which is correct, hen egg or chicken egg?
    They are both correct.

    Rover

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