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    "door knob" and "door's knob"

    hi,
    I wonder if both are possible in English.
    can I say that "door knob" means a knob for doors in general and that "door's knob" means the knob of a specific door?
    for example:
    1) where's my shirt? it's hanging on the door's knob, don't you see?
    2) please, do you have door knobs?

    thanks,
    jc

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    Smile Re: "door knob" and "door's knob"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    I wonder if both are possible in English.
    can I say that "door knob" means a knob for doors in general and that "door's knob" means the knob of a specific door?
    for example:
    1) where's my shirt? it's hanging on the door's knob, don't you see?
    2) please, do you have door knobs?

    thanks,
    jc
    It's possible to say something about the knob of a door the way you did it above, but normally you say door knob.

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    Re: "door knob" and "door's knob"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    I wonder if both are possible in English.
    can I say that "door knob" means a knob for doors in general and that "door's knob" means the knob of a specific door?
    for example:
    1) where's my shirt? it's hanging on the door's knob, don't you see?
    2) please, do you have door knobs?

    thanks,
    jc
    JC,

    Common usage is definitley 'door knob'.

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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