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    a Mother's day / a Mothers' day

    I know that a Mother's day is a correct way of writing and then if someone like me writes a Mothers' day, do you native English speakers understand it the same as a Mother's day or differently from it? And if it means a different one, what is it?

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    Re: a Mother's day / a Mothers' day

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    I know that a Mother's day is a correct way of writing and then if someone like me writes a Mothers' day, do you native English speakers understand it the same as a Mother's day or differently from it? And if it means a different one, what is it?

    Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.
    First of all, no article (a) before Mother's day. Were I to see it written as "Mothers' Day, I would understand it and recognize it as an error.

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    Re: a Mother's day / a Mothers' day

    Thank you so much for the clear and fast reply and I have another question for you.

    Mother's generation / Mothers' generation

    I think that in this case, the latter one is a correct way of writing. Is there a reason or a meaning difference between them?

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    Re: a Mother's day / a Mothers' day

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Thank you so much for the clear and fast reply and I have another question for you.

    Mother's generation / Mothers' generation

    I think that in this case, the latter one is a correct way of writing. Is there a reason or a meaning difference between them?
    Without a context, it is impossible to choose. In the first case, Mother is singular; in the second it is plural.

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