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Re: Re: The plural of "athlete's foot" is...

by Anonymous Monk
on May 02, 2003 at 19:25 UTC ( #255140=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re: Re: Re: The plural of "athlete's foot" is...
by jryan (Vicar) on May 04, 2003 at 01:40 UTC

    Shouldn't that be: "Tinactin cures and prevents most cases of athlete's foot?

    I don't think it is possible to "pluralize" athlete's foot, really.

      That is one interpretation. Using that interpretation, you'd use the "mass" form of the plural, "athlete's foot". However, I interpret that as "most types of" which requires the other plural form, "athlete's foots", but you have to forgive the manufacturor for not putting that on the tube because they'd get too many letters from people who aren't used to advanced English. (:

                      - tye
      Then why doesn't it cure the smell of the athletes' feet in the gym locker-rooms?


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