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Offline Takashi

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jeweler's or jewelers
« on: September 13, 2018, 05:04:15 pm »
I'd appreciate it if you could help me with the word "jeweller's (jeweler's)."

Strictly speaking, it seems that "jeweller's (jeweler's)" is a shop that sells jewellery (jewelry) or watches.

However, "jewelers" is often used in signs such as "KAY JEWELERS."

Could you tell me if "jeweller's (jeweler's)" tends to be replaced by "jewellers (jewelers)"?

Thank you very much.

Takashi

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Re: jeweler's or jewelers
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 04:43:05 am »
It just occurred to me that these two forms ("jeweler's" meaning "jeweler's shop," and "jewelers") correspond to the forms of "cleaner's" and "cleaners."
The expressions "take something to the cleaner's" and "take something to the cleaners" both seem to be correct. (One dictionary says the former is British, whereas the latter is American.)
I'd appreciate it if it is correct to think "jeweler's" and "jewelers" both refer to "jeweler's shop" or "jewelry store."

Thank you very much.

Takashi

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Re: jeweler's or jewelers
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 11:22:13 am »
jeweller's - is the shop
jewellers - is more than one jeweller
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Re: jeweler's or jewelers
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 03:15:56 pm »
Thank you very much indeed, Mr Baker!
I really appreciate it.

Takashi