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  1. zpwchen
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    fish tank, fishes' and chips, classes' glass

    Hi everyone,

    I am confused with these three vocabularies:

    1 fish tank OR fishes' tanks?
    2 fishes' and chips OR fish and chips?
    3 all the eyeglasses are belong to all students in school...so those are classes' glasses OR class's glasses?

    What are the correct ones?
    thanks


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    Re: fish tank, fishes' and chips, classes' glass

    Quote Originally Posted by zpwchen View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am confused with these three vocabularies:

    1 fish tank OR fishes' tanks?
    2 fishes' and chips OR fish and chips?
    3 all the eyeglasses are belong to all students in school...so those are classes' glasses OR class's glasses?

    What are the correct ones?
    thanks
    (Not a teacher)

    1. Fish tank.
    2. Fish and chips.
    3. Class's glasses - refers to one class
    Classes's glasses - refers to more than one class.

    There is no such word as 'fishes' in English. The possessive form of 'fish' is fish's - "He removed the hook from the fish's mouth'.

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    Re: fish tank, fishes' and chips, classes' glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
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    1. Fish tank.
    2. Fish and chips.
    3. Class's glasses - refers to one class
    Classes's glasses - refers to more than one class. I don't think this is correct.
    classes' glasses

    There is no such word as 'fishes' in English. There is, especially for kinds/species of fish.
    Fish Definition | Definition of Fish at Dictionary.com

    The possessive form of 'fish' is fish's - "He removed the hook from the fish's mouth'.
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    Re: fish tank, fishes' and chips, classes' glass

    Joy To The World - Three Dog Night.

    Joy to the world
    All the boys and girls now
    Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
    Joy to you and me.
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    Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand: Loaves and Fishes (Mark 6:30-44)

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