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    womens

    Is it acceptable to use womens in British English particularly in speech, and why or why not, please?

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    Re: womens

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;
    In speech womens and women's are indistinguishable.

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    Re: womens

    Since you can't hear apostrophes in speech, your listener will hear the same word. Note that "womens" doesn't exist. "Women" is the plural of "woman".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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