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    In this sentence "there are some spiders and a bird's nest in the chimney" does nest refer to the spiders too or not? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    In this sentence "there are some spiders and a bird's nest in the chimney" does nest refer to the spiders too or not? Why?
    Yes, because when we have to use 's for more than two objects we put 's after the second object. This is the rule.
    e.g He is my father and mother's favourite actor. So as you can see they both love this actor.
    If you want you can open a good grammar book and look at "Possessive case of the nouns".

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    In this sentence "there are some spiders and a bird's nest in the chimney" does nest refer to the spiders too or not? Why?
    No. Because of the transition of "some spiders" to "a bird's nest", I would read them as separate things in the chimney.

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    However, spiders don't have nests. Use it separately.

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