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comment Is “might could” a correct construct?
@JanusBahsJacquet: Given the fact that dialects of English do have modal stacking, which speakers use with great ease, despite the fact that the modal verbs lack an infinitive form, I don't see why you would consider the existence of infinitive forms for modal verbs to be a crucial distinction that makes German irrelevant to the discussion. I think it is perfectly relevant to mention that modal stacking is actually part of the standard in another language, even if they aren't identical in every conceivable way.
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comment Types of things vs. types of thing
@AlanGee: If I am going to pick apples, what is the reason for removing the plural marker when I say I am going apple picking? You do it because that is how it works in English. Outside of some rare special cases, you don't have a plural marker prenominally in that construction ever, so pointing out that it is not present in "apple types" doesn't tell us anything about the "types of" construction.
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