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    gisele Guest

    Default cow meat

    Which of these would be more likely for an educated native to say/write:

    Indians don't eat cow meat / cow's meat / cows' meat

    Indians don't eat the meat of cows

    Indians don't eat beef

    Are "cow meat" , "cow's meat" and "cows' meat" correct ?

    Does anyone know of a good link about the omission and use of the apostrophe in possessive cases?


    Thanks

    Gisele

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    I'd say you could use most:

    Hindus don't eat beef\cow meat\meat of a cow\cows' meat (I'd use the plural not the singular here).

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    gisele Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd say you could use most:

    Hindus don't eat beef\cow meat\meat of a cow\cows' meat (I'd use the plural not the singular here).

    Hi Tdol,

    Thanks a lot for the ultra-fast reply - This is one of the things I like the most about the usingenglish site! :D

    Gisele

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