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    Exclamation Students mistakes, use of apostrophe

    Hi

    I think "students' mistakes" is the correct fom (with apostrophe), but what about "students mistakes"? Is this correct either?

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    Re: Students mistakes, use of apostrophe

    No. It's incorrect without the apostrophe. Of course, if you were talking about one student it would be "a/the student's​ mistakes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Students mistakes, use of apostrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post

    ... but what about "students mistakes"? Is this correct either also?
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    Re: Students mistakes, use of apostrophe

    Student mistakes would also work.

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    Re: Students mistakes, use of apostrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    Why isn't it correct? Can I use "is this either correct?"

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    Re: Students mistakes, use of apostrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    Why isn't it correct? Can I use "is this either correct?"
    No. You can say:

    This is correct too.
    This is correct also.

    Is this correct too?
    Is this correct also?

    This isn't correct either.

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    #7

    Re: Students mistakes, use of apostrophe

    How about Student errors?

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    Re: Students mistakes, use of apostrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about Student errors?
    That's possible, with student acting as an attributive noun.
    I am not a teacher.

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