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Can we use numbers before "loave"?



 
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Can we use numbers before "loave"? #1 (permalink) Thu Jun 08, 2006 15:22 pm   Can we use numbers before "loave"?
 

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Modal Verbs", question 5

Could you run out to the baker and buy me some cakes, buns and two breads, please.

(a) run out
(b) buns
(c) two breads

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Modal Verbs", answer 5

Could you run out to the baker and buy me some cakes, buns and loaves of bread, please.

Correct entry: loaves of bread
The error was: (c) two breads

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
Could you run out to the baker and buy me some cakes, buns and two loaves of bread, please.
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Can we use numbers before "loave"?

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Can we use numbers before "loave"? #2 (permalink) Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:38 am   Can we use numbers before "loave"?
 

Yes, you can say two loaves of...,ten loaves of...!
Ex.If You Have Two Loaves of Bread, Sell One and Buy a Lily
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Can we use numbers before "loave"? #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:57 am   Can we use numbers before "loave"?
 

Just an added comment:

The singular of "loaves" is "loaf"
1 loaf of bread
2 loaves of bread, etc.

As far as I know, the word "loave" doesn't exist. ;)

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Can we use numbers before "loave"? #4 (permalink) Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:09 am   Can we use numbers before "loave"?
 

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As far as I know, the word "loave" doesn't exist.

Of course,you're right Amy :wink: It's the same as
half-halves,wife-wives
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Can we use numbers before "loave"? #5 (permalink) Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:24 am   Can we use numbers before "loave"?
 

Hello,

Quote:
SL/EFL Test #21 "Modal Verbs", question 5

Could you run out to the baker and buy me some cakes, buns and two breads, please.

(a) run out
(b) buns
(c) two breads

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Modal Verbs", answer 5

Could you run out to the baker and buy me some cakes, buns and loaves of bread, please.

Correct entry: loaves of bread
The error was: (c) two breads

According to this test sentence, the error is "two breads", so the correct entry should be "two loaves of bread". However, the correct result of this test only accepts "loaves of bread" without taking account of the essential "two". Could you please look into this matter?

Thank you.

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