English-help needed

I also thought that both are acceptable.
However, I am confused because we usually write "The shoe manufacturer" and "The clothes manufacturer" but not "The shoe's manufacturer" or "The clothes' manufacturer".
Can you help me on this?

Posted by annie on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 5:06am.

We have purchased a batch of material directly from the manufacturer.

1) No discount was provided by the material manufacturer.
2) No discount was provided by the material's manufacturer.

Are both sentences acceptable?
• English - SraJMcGin, Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 9:26am
2) is better but you could hear either


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  1. I agree with Sra. In this context 2) is better. However, you might say "My shoe manufacturer is in China."

  2. The shoe manufacturer and clothes manufacturer are correct usage.

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  3. Thanks a lot.
    What about the following sentences?
    If there is no shelf-life information from the material manufacturer,we will assign one based on our internal protocol.

    If there is no shelf-life information from the material's manufacturer,we will assign one based on our internal protocol.

    Both are acceptable?

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  4. I like the second one better. But as you can see, even well-educated people don't always agree on some of these concepts.

  5. I'd leave material/material's out. It's rather redundant, isn't it?

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