cookie box, cookies box or cookies boxes?

khauff85

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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
 

emsr2d2

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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.
 

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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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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.
 
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