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pluralise an adjective #1 (permalink) Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:13 am   pluralise an adjective
 

Hello Beeeneees.

I've listened a question on 6 minute english that why ''minute '' hasn't been pluralised

here? The answer was that it is compound adjective and adjectives cannot be pluralised.

My question is that why we write 5 ''meters'' long.

I hope you will understand my english .
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pluralise an adjective #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:57 am   pluralise an adjective
 

In 'five meters long' (= 'five meters in length'), 'meters' is a noun, not an adjective.
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pluralise an adjective #3 (permalink) Sun Dec 12, 2010 14:35 pm   pluralise an adjective
 

Thanks sir.
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pluralise an adjective #4 (permalink) Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:00 am   pluralise an adjective
 

Hello sir.

which phrase is it?

I mean how I come to know that it is compound adjective or compound noun.

If 6 minute english is compound adjective then what is 5 meters long.
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pluralise an adjective #5 (permalink) Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:54 am   pluralise an adjective
 

Five-meter pole -- 'five-meter' is an adjective modifying the noun 'pole'.
Five meters long -- 'five' is an adjective modifying 'meters'; 'long' is either an adverb modifying 'five' or another adjective modifying the noun phrase 'five meters'.

Don't let word order mislead you.
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pluralise an adjective #6 (permalink) Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:19 pm   pluralise an adjective
 

Sir thanks for describing me wonderfully but it's kind of difficult to understand phrases easily.
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