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gisele

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Which of these would be more likely for an educated native to say/write:

Indians don't eat cow meat / cow's meat / cows' meat

Indians don't eat the meat of cows

Indians don't eat beef

Are "cow meat" , "cow's meat" and "cows' meat" correct ?

Does anyone know of a good link about the omission and use of the apostrophe in possessive cases?


Thanks

Gisele
 

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I'd say you could use most:

Hindus don't eat beef\cow meat\meat of a cow\cows' meat (I'd use the plural not the singular here).
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tdol said:
I'd say you could use most:

Hindus don't eat beef\cow meat\meat of a cow\cows' meat (I'd use the plural not the singular here).
;-)


Hi Tdol,

Thanks a lot for the ultra-fast reply - This is one of the things I like the most about the usingenglish site! :D

Gisele
 
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