Student or Learner
Which of these combinations is/are correct?
1. Car's brakes
2. Car brakes (My choice)
1. Flowers' box
2. Flower box(My choice)
According to Michael Swan's book when we talk about parts of non-living things, we usually use the noun + noun structure.
A table leg( NOT a table's leg)
A car door ( NOT a car's door)
So why did you choose either in the first one?( I should state that I saw both of them as you said but I don't know the reason) I agree with you about the second two. However, I want to know that aren't "flower" an "car" considered as non-living things?
Thanks for your help :)
A: Where are you going?
B: I am taking my car in for service.
A: What's the problem"
B: My car's brakes are squeaking.
I think Michael Swan's use of "usually" means that this is not universal.
Note the word 'usually' in the Michael Swan reference. You will see many exceptions to this standard guideline.
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What about flower's box? or flowers' box? Why did you consider them wrong?