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    mens doubles / men's doubles

    Mens doubles tennis tournament will be held next year.

    Men's doubles tennis tournament will be held next year.


    Which one is correct? Please explain.

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    Thumbs down Re: mens doubles / men's doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    Mens doubles tennis tournament will be held next year.

    Men's doubles tennis tournament will be held next year.


    Which one is correct? Please explain.
    The second option is the correct one.
    When you have a plural noun that doesn't end in s, the possessive is formed by adding 's.
    Men is the plural of man. Mens is not an English word.

    I don't know how the thumbs down symbol got to appear in the title.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 13-Aug-2011 at 20:58. Reason: Thumbs down

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