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    cookie box, cookies box or cookies boxes?

    What do the below words mean? Is there any difference in meaning?

    cookie box
    cookies box
    cookie boxes
    cookies boxes


    Same thing with

    application icon
    applications icon
    application icons
    applications icons

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    Re: cookie box, cookies box or cookies boxes?

    Please try to use each one in a complete sentence first. The longer you use this forum, the more you will find that we almost always ask for full sentences so that we have context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: cookie box, cookies box or cookies boxes?

    See below sentences. Tell if all are correct and their differences in meaning.

    A girl scout was selling cookie boxes on that corner.
    A girl scout was selling cookies boxes on that corner.
    A girl scout was selling a cookie box on that corner.
    A girl scout was selling a cookies box on that corner.

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    Re: cookie box, cookies box or cookies boxes?

    The natural sentence is "A girl scout was selling boxes of cookies on that corner". If, for some reason, you must use one of your four, I'd use "cookie boxes". However, that could also mean empty boxes designed to hold cookies.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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