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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  09/ABR/2006 10:50 AM
Assunto:  French girls students?
 
Mensagem: 

Yep, the site appears to have made a mistake and yet not provide enough rationale about it. You cannot normally have two words plural together. (You'd probably not write or say, and perhaps not even approve of, "The entire Girls Teachers Lounge having a week-end binge at Jack's liquors store" either.)

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The entire Girls Teachers Lounge

Now, that is used!

If I heard/read "the Girl Teachers Lounge" I would understand it to mean "the Lounge for the teachers who are girls."  But "Girls Teachers Lounge" clearly refers to the lounge for the teachers whose students are all girls or the lounge for the teachers of all girls students.  "The girls' teacher lounge", on the other hand, would refer to the lounge for the teachers of the girls.  The girls may or not be all the girls in the school. 

 

You'll also hear "Boys Principal". 

 

Jeez, it's not even 11:00 am and I feel I need a drink.  Where's a caipirinha when you need one???

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
French girls students?  –  Marcio Osorio  08/ABR/2006, 8:44 PM
French girls students?  –  orlando  08/ABR/2006, 8:57 PM
French girls students?  –  Dale/RS  08/ABR/2006, 9:23 PM
French girls students?  –  Rodolfo  08/ABR/2006, 10:36 PM
French girls students?  –  Marcio Osorio  08/ABR/2006, 10:51 PM
French girls students?  –  Dale/RS  09/ABR/2006, 7:06 AM
French girls students?  –  Dale/RS  09/ABR/2006, 8:07 AM
French girls students?  –  Marcio Osorio  09/ABR/2006, 10:12 AM
 French girls students?  –  Dale/RS  09/ABR/2006, 10:50 AM
French girls students?  –  orlando  09/ABR/2006, 11:06 AM
French girls students?  –  Marcio Osorio  09/ABR/2006, 11:32 AM
French girls students?  –  Dale/RS  09/ABR/2006, 1:15 PM
French girls students?  –  orlando  09/ABR/2006, 2:06 PM
French girls students?  –  Dale/RS  09/ABR/2006, 2:48 PM
French girls students?  –  Marcio Osorio  26/MAI/2006, 11:55 PM

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