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    Unhappy To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    I have the feeling both "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office" are grammatically correct. But which one is more commonly-used?

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    #2

    Re: To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    Is there only one lecturer?

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    Re: To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Is there only one lecturer?
    No, there are many lecturers in that one room.

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    #4

    Re: To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    Then the singular possessive is not correct.

    Try "Lecturers' Office."

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    Re: To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patundsig View Post
    I have the feeling both "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office" are grammatically correct.
    Doesn't 'or' suggest singular? Would you use 'is'?

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    Re: To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Doesn't 'or' suggest singular? Would you use 'is'?
    Hello, Odessa.
    It should be 'and', not 'or', in the original sentence.

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    Re: To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    For a door sign, sometimes the possessive is not used. I would use "Lecturers Office" to indicate an office shared by lecturers.

    We sometimes see signs like "Janitors Office" or "Nurses Office."



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    Re: To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    For a door sign, sometimes the possessive is not used. I would use "Lecturers Office" to indicate an office shared by lecturers.

    We sometimes see signs like "Janitors Office" or "Nurses Office."



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    Can we use "lecturer" as an adjective in this case?

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    Re: To make a sign, should we use "Lecturer Office" or "Lecturer's Office"?

    You can use 'lecturers' as an attributive in this case (click on the underlined link for an explanation of the word).

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