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    Plural noun form of bird's view

    Dear teachers,

    I have this sentence in my diary:
    It was great opportunity for all of us since we could have a bird's view of the nature from the window of the helicopter.

    Since there were a few people with me in the helicopter, and we were all looking at the beautiful nature below us, I wonder if I should correct the sentence this way:

    It was great opportunity for all of us since we could have bird's views of the nature from the window of the helicopter.

    Please help me, teachers.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Plural noun form of bird's view

    The set phrase is a bird's-eye view, which can be used in the plural.

    Note that you need to say '...a bird's-eye view of nature [no the] or ' . . . bird's-eye views of the beautiful natural scenery'.

    Rover

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    Re: Plural noun form of bird's view

    To add to that response, since "bird's-eye" is used as an adjective, you can have one bird's-eye view or many bird's-eye views. You don't change "bird's" to "birds'" if you make the views plural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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