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    Default barber shop / barber's / barbershop

    1- I am at the barber shop.
    2- I am at the barber's.
    3- I am at the barbershop.

    Are they all correct and have the same meaning?

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    Default Re: barber shop / barber's / barbershop

    IMO, #3 is not correct. AS far as I know, "barber shop" are two separate words.

    As for the other two, I believe both are correct and have the same meaning.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: barber shop / barber's / barbershop

    Quote Originally Posted by love-you-mom View Post
    1- I am at the barber shop.
    2- I am at the barber's.
    3- I am at the barbershop.

    Are they all correct and have the same meaning?
    It might depend on what country you're in, and even which part of the country you're in, but I've seen both "barber shop" and "barbershop." I did a Google search for names of barber shops in my town (northwestern US), and both spellings are used. Various dictionaries list both in their entries (where I learned that "barber's shop" is also acceptable, and mostly BE). "At the barber's" is also perfectly fine.

    So, in answer to your question, all three seem to be correct.

    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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    Default Re: barber shop / barber's / barbershop

    The a capella music style is called "barbershop".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: barber shop / barber's / barbershop

    I've found this: Old School - 2011 International Barbershop Quartet Champions - YouTube

    "Lady Gaga doesn't thrill me.", they sing. (4:14)

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    Default Re: barber shop / barber's / barbershop

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I've found this: Old School - 2011 International Barbershop Quartet Champions - YouTube

    "Lady Gaga doesn't thrill me.", they sing. (4:14)
    Followed by "J-Lo leaves me cold"

    PS: The guy singing the bass really has an expressive face!
    Last edited by charliedeut; 30-Jul-2013 at 08:08. Reason: Added PS
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    Default Re: barber shop / barber's / barbershop

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I've found this: Old School - 2011 International Barbershop Quartet Champions - YouTube

    "Lady Gaga doesn't thrill me.", they sing. (4:14)
    I really shouldn't click on YouTube links. I went to watch that one song and I'm now back 25 minutes later!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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