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    Default plural or singular "cat's eyes"

    I'm not sure whether the colocation "cat's eyes" is plural or singular.

    Should it be:
    "I have seen a cat's eyes." or
    "I have seen cat's eyes."

    I think it should be without "a" as the eyes are plural...

    Thanks, Peter

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    Default Re: plural or singular "cat's eyes"

    Quote Originally Posted by sev View Post
    I'm not sure whether the colocation "cat's eyes" is plural or singular.

    Should it be:
    "I have seen a cat's eyes." or
    "I have seen cat's eyes."

    I think it should be without "a" as the eyes are plural...

    Thanks, Peter

    It`s singular. Take it the other way :
    I have seen the eyes of a cat[although cat`s eyes is correct].

    plural : I have seen some cats` eyes .[ the eyes of cats].

    Regards

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    Default Re: plural or singular "cat's eyes"

    You may be interested to know that there is an idiom here: the little reflective rubber-mounted things that mark lanes in a road are called "cat's eyes" (Cat's eye (road) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ). They were invented by someone who had seen a cat's eyes; so, as well as teia's "I have seen some cats` eyes' (referring to feline vision) you can say "I have seen ['some' - optional] cat's eyes". (The stress is different: in the figurative usage, the stress is always on the first syllable.)

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