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comment Plural nouns in nominal compounds
@FumbleFingers, Yes, I agree with you. Thinking of it, neither Russian nor Hebrew tend to employ such compounds, so it is almost impossible to apply the rule. Both languages have different constructs for similar situations.
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accepted Plural nouns in nominal compounds
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comment Plural nouns in nominal compounds
@FumbleFingers, I wouldn't count on it in other languages. For example, in Russian and Hebrew, which I speak fluently, this rule has no sense at all.
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comment Plural nouns in nominal compounds
Should I write it as a new and separate question?
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comment Plural nouns in nominal compounds
Why is 'student lists' correct at all? There are many students and many lists; why is it still correct to use student in singular?
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comment Plural nouns in nominal compounds
I think that is exactly what interests me: why does 'student' sound better than 'students'? Which mechanism is involved here? Is there a generalization of this "feeling"?
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asked Plural nouns in nominal compounds
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comment “temporal” vs. “temporary”
@Tomalak, I didn't invent this definition. I'm just quoting from here. Is this source considered unreliable? Would you advise not to use it?
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comment “temporal” vs. “temporary”
@Tomalak, of course I checked in a dictionary. But the phrase "enduring for a time only; temporary; transitory (opposed to eternal)" in the definition of temporal can be understood as if the two words are actually synonyms.
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comment Will grammar errors become correct after enough people use them for enough time?
+1 for the quote :)
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revised Do most languages need more space than English?
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