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Odessa Dawn

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Is it acceptable to use womens in British English particularly in speech, and why or why not, please?
 

Jaskin

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hi,
Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;
In speech womens and women's are indistinguishable.
 

emsr2d2

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Since you can't hear apostrophes in speech, your listener will hear the same word. Note that "womens" doesn't exist. "Women" is the plural of "woman".
 
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