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Does 'fish death' have the same meaning as 'the death if fish' or it should be 'fish's death'?

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What is the context?

We often use "fish kill" where an industrial accident polluted the water and lots of fish were killed.

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I want to say 'pollution will cause the death of fish', I wonder if I can say 'pollution will cause fish death or fish's death'

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anonymous

Does 'fish death' have the same meaning as 'the death if fish' or it should be 'fish's death'?

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anonymous

Does 'fish death' have the same meaning as 'the death if of fish' or it should be 'fish's death'?

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The meaning is the same for all three, but to my ear "the death of fish" is more idiomatic than either of your other choices.

But even so, I'd be inclined to use "kill" instead of "cause the death of".

Pollution will cause the death of fish. > Pollution will kill fish.

CJ

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