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No -- both are correct but the "bottle pack" is so much more natural that "bottles pack" sounds strange. The plural form is only used when the singular form is ambiguous. For example "marbles" are small round balls, used as toys and presumably originally made from marble (stone). If you had a box to keep your marbles in you could say "marble box" but that could mean they box was of marble so it would be natural to say "marbles box".
Both forms can commonly be heard but I find the first easier to understand so prefer it.
Thanks for the clarification. I also find the first easier to understand (and to say it, if I'm speaking or writing). I thought the second one were more formal because for my job, I have to read a lot of academic articles in english, and I have the idea that the second form is preferred over the first one in these writings, when using phrasal verbs (which sometimes makes some phrases hard to follow when they're too large).
Originally Posted by catkin
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What's a phrasal verb? I could look it up but it's about time I asked a question in this thread.
It's a verbal group consisting of a verb + (usually) a preposition/adverb.
LOOK FOR as in:
I am looking for my keys.
Mind you, not all verb+preposition/adverb combinations are phrasal verbs, eg.
Can you go up the stairs and check what it was?
Here GO UP is not a phrasal verb as the adverb UP just specifies the direction without modifying the meaning of the main verb.
As opposed to eg, 'look for' where 'look' and 'look for' have completely different meanings.
That wouldn't make any sense with slouches. Where did you get that phrase from, Anisha? As catkin said "touché" means a winning point, in fencing originally. So I hope you win lots of verbal touches could mean winning points in an argument or debate.