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    Re: Apostrophe 2.) Birds down

    Soft duck down pillows on the bed. DUCK has no S no apostrophe.If you say "There was plenty of bird's down in the nest" (not knowing whether the down came from the body of more than one bird) should you put the apostrophe before or after the s, please? - Or might it be BIRD DOWN?
    Should it have a hyphen, to make it clear? (Ha! "You must duck down! we're using duck down pillows on the bed!")

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    Re: Apostrophe 2.) Birds down

    Quote Originally Posted by scripto View Post
    Soft duck down pillows on the bed. DUCK has no S no apostrophe.If you say "There was plenty of bird's down in the nest" (not knowing whether the down came from the body of more than one bird) should you put the apostrophe before or after the s, please? - Or might it be BIRD DOWN?
    Should it have a hyphen, to make it clear? (Ha! "You must duck down! we're using duck down pillows on the bed!")
    I would use "birds' down" or "bird down".

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    Re: Apostrophe 2.) Birds down

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would use "birds' down" or "bird down".
    Hi, Mike,

    what does "bird down" mean exactly ? thank you very much.

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    Re: Apostrophe 2.) Birds down

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L. View Post
    Hi, Mike,

    what does "bird down" mean exactly ? thank you very much.
    Birds' down focuses on the origin of the down.

    Bird down is the type of down.

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    Re: Apostrophe 2.) Birds down

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Birds' down focuses on the origin of the down.

    Bird down is the type of down.
    Ok, got it. Thanks Mike very much.

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    Re: Apostrophe 2.) Birds down

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L. View Post
    Ok, got it. Thanks Mike very much.
    You're welcome, Ann L.

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