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    Two nouns/help

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    Two nouns/help
    Message from mah posted on 24-07-2017 at 11:31:33 (D | E | F)
    Hello everybody!
    My question is about two nouns whose first noun is used as a modifier for the second noun : sitting room,gold watch.
    Would you please tell if we can make the first word plural or not? And if the answer is No, does it have any exceptions?
    Thank you in advance !

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    Edited by lucile83 on 24-07-2017 12:07


    Re: Two nouns/help from gerondif, posted on 24-07-2017 at 12:43:45 (D | E)
    Hello
    the first word of a compound noun being adjectival doesn't take the plural. Dining-rooms, toothbrushes...
    But if the second one can't take the plural,the first one does.
    I don't like your goings-on.



    Re: Two nouns/help from mah, posted on 24-07-2017 at 22:15:11 (D | E)
    Hello!
    What about( shoes store ) or ( glasses store) , are they correct or not? Here store can become plural.
    Thanks



    Re: Two nouns/help from dsmith, posted on 27-07-2017 at 02:00:17 (D | E)
    Hello,
    We don't say "shoes store".
    Glasses store - there is no singular for glasses when referring to eye glasses.
    A glass store is something completely different.




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