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

by BronzeWing (Monk)
on May 02, 2003 at 17:22 UTC ( #255097=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The plural of "athlete's foot" is...

/me refuses to vote on this poll until someone shows him a sentence where you'd actually need to know that. =p

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Re: Re: The plural of "athlete's foot" is...
by Anonymous Monk on May 02, 2003 at 19:25 UTC
    "Tinactin cures and prevents most athlete.. f..."

      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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