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Is it correct to say: parent phone? I just want to describe that the phone belongs to the parent.

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If by "Parent" you mean Mother or father the I believe it has to be "parent's phone". But if you are referring to both like "Mother and Father" then its better to be "Parents' Phone Numbers" or in a rough patch go for "Parents' phones".

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A "parent's phone" is a phone belonging to a parent.

"parent phone" would indicate some sort of relationship between two or more phones (although this would be very strange wording).

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Since you stated that you just want to describe that the phone belongs to a parent, then "the parent's phone" is correct. Basically, in most cases, adding an apostrophe and an "s" to a noun indicates ownership like "the dog's bowl" or "the man's hat."

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