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When would you use possessive nouns and when adjectives? For example, which one would you say and why:

a. The kitchen table in our house is expensive.

b. The kitchen's table in our house is expensive.

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c. men room e. barber shop g. chair leg

d. men's room f. barber's shop h. chair's leg
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You can say "kitchen's table" (is not correct)
Kitchen table is correct
Don't know why though... A possessive form can be used with animate nouns, places and times. Is "kitchen" a place? Yes... I am confused.

h. chair's leg (definately not correct)
chair leg is correct because noun + noun form is particularly used talking about parts of things

The others mean the same thing.
However, sometimes a possessive form is more appropriate here:
men's room
since men are from the class of people and animals
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SelecterYou can say "kitchen's table" (is not correct)

h. chair's leg (definately not correct)
chair leg is correct because noun + noun form is particularly used talking about parts of things

A typo: 'definately' instead of 'definitely'.
 CalifJim's reply was promoted to an answer.
Kitchen table is correct, because it's a noun (in a form of noun ) like Sony Camera, AA battery, etc...

If you say Kitchen's table, then you are saying the table belongs to someone called 'kitchen'.

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CJ

Can the possessive nouns in the following sentences be changed to adjectival nouns, as shown?

The company's management decided to ... (Company management decided to ...)

The clearing house's rights in the collateral are ... (Clearing house rights in the collateral are ...).

Does the restructuring result in some subtle change of meaning? To my ear, both versions sound acceptable and seem to have a similar meaning.

Your comments would be appreciated and, if a rule of grammar is involved, please state what this is and how it should be applied.

Thanks in advance,

David