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Plural noun and plural adjective [closed]

Which is correct? If the editors start being pedantics then news won't reach us on time. If the editors start being pedantic then news won't reach us on time. And why?. P.S-:the confusion arose ...
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when a noun is used as an adjective is it always singular, eg Event Request or Events request? [duplicate]

when a noun is used as an adjective is it always singular, eg Event Request or Events request? Service Request or Services REquest?
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How to use “extraordinaire” in English?

I’d like to include the following phrase in my children’s book: with trumpets and fanfares extraordinaire I don’t know whether it should instead be with trumpets and fanfares ...
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1answer
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How do I refer to two things together that have different adjectives?

I want to express these two facts: there is a front view; and there is a side view. Which of the following are valid ways of referring to the two views together? a front and side view; a ...
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“Special” or “specials” [closed]

I would like to know if in the following sentence, special should be plural or not. The red apples are not special. I do not feel that this is correct.
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plural nouns: should I add “s” ending to both nouns? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “User accounts” or “users account” “BookList” or “booksList?” Is it correct to say “lesson count” or “lessons count”? should a list of tokens be called a “token list” ...
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2answers
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Artist management company or artists management company? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nouns of plural form preceding another noun When talking about a company that guides professional career of artists (such as illustrators or photographers), helps them ...
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Adjective pluralization

A 16-year-old girl. She is 16 years old. I've read somewhere that the reason the year in the first example is singular is that it functions as an adjective, and adjectives can't be ...
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“How large is your hard-drive” vs “How big is your hard-drive?”

When referring to a hard-drive's capacity (In GigaBytes), is it correct to use any of the following: How large is your hard-drive? How big is your hard-drive? Or is there any better way for terming ...
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2answers
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Is using the word “singular” to describe someone or something unique an outdated adjective?

Is using the word "singular" to describe someone or something unique an outdated adjective? E.g. By a singular piece of good fortune, Mr. Athelney Jones, the well-known member of the detective ...
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2answers
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Plural of “fleece” when referring to fleece jacket

Is the word fleece when referring to a fleece jacket also the plural form, or is that fleeces?
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3answers
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What is the difference between “little” and “a little”?

I would like to know how these two words differ in usage. Which one is singular? Which one is plural? I would greatly appreciate if you could provide me with a sample usage of these phrases.
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3answers
637 views

Rules for forming adjectives from Latin nouns

I read a paper today that kept using "multistrata" to describe an object with multiple layers. For example: I love multistrata cakes. This sounds wrong to my ear, I think "multistratum" sounds ...
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Indefinite article in the “An [adjective] [number] [plural noun]” construction

I wasn't sure how best to phrase the title of this question. I'm interested in constructions of the following form: An estimated 50 people died in the bombing. 'An estimated' could be ...