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"3-month retreat" or "3-months retreat"? [duplicate]

Which one is the correct (or more commonly used) form: "3-month retreat" or "3-months retreat"? How about "3-day" vs. "3-days" and "3-week" vs. "3-weeks" in the same context? (This is retreat as in ...
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Hyphenating measurements [duplicate]

A construction that I have been seeing a lot lately that seems surprising to me is "The 8-foot-long bridge ...," with two hyphens. It seems surprising to me (or maybe I'm just noticing it) that ...
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What is the difference between: "two-day" and "two days" [duplicate]

I would like to know which would be the correct form: a major two-day auction a major two days auction The duration of the auction is two days. Which form is the right one to use?
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"Forty foot" or "forty feet"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run” Is it correct to say "This is a forty foot drop" or "...
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One and a half minute/minutes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run” Should we use plural or singular for a fraction of a mile? ...
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Is "They all had 15 minutes waits" grammatically correct? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run” I was reading an article that used the phrase "15 minutes ...
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"Thousands-Dollar" or "Thousand-Dollar"? [duplicate]

If a prize is worth thousands of dollars, is it called a thousands-dollar prize or a thousand-dollar prize
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"30 year" vs. "30 years" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run” Reading a report online, I read something like this. ...
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When can compound adjectives be plural? [duplicate]

I am helping to correct some errors in a game manual not originally written in english. I've come across a bit that I'm not sure what to do with. The game consists of several 90-minute matches. My ...
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Pluralization rule is different when we say, 10 pound note and 10 pounds? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run” We usually say "10 pounds", but for a single bill we say "...
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Difference between "ten years old" and "ten-year-olds" [duplicate]

They are all 10 years old. They are all ten-year-olds What is the difference between these? And, what is the reason why we must add s to the following?" They are all ten-year-olds
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Should "forty-year" in this context be hyphenated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run” Mr. Willow’s more than forty-year experience in the ...
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Why is the singular of "year" used in phrases like "72-year-old" and "20-year jail sentence"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run” 72-year-old Giselle Gilbert was taken to hospital. He ...
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Two step method or two steps method [duplicate]

It seems like a particular dance is called "Two-step". It gave me some doubts about how to spell step in the description of a method I use. If my method has two steps, should it be called a two step ...
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Singular or plural form of property, when describing an object with N-count for the property [duplicate]

Is the singular or plural form of a property required when describing an object which has a count of N for that property? For example, a two-mode or a two-modes analog filter?
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