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Friday, August 05, 2005

more 金曜日の英語

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Hi everybody!

Here's the English quiz for the day:

・What's wrong with this sentence?
"I have a 25 years old sister."


Also, I was writing this week about Moleskine notebooks. Did anybody notice the "Van Gogh Moleskines"? They're pretty cool. Van Gogh liked absinthe. I like it, too. ;-) How about you?

2 Comments:

At 8/07/2005 2:07 AM, Anonymous may said...

"I have a 25-year-old sister." is correct sentence. Isn't it right?

 
At 8/13/2005 6:25 AM, Blogger ryecatcher said...

Sorry to be late in replying...

Yeah, that's correct.

(But to be honest, even though I'm a native speaker, I can never remember the rules for hyphens. :-o)

The main thing is: no 's' with years. I guess the "rule" is something like: plural nouns, but not when used as an adjective.

Like,


My boat is ten feet long.
I have a ten-foot boat. (we often seem to skip the hyphen)

The main thing is in spoken English the difference between singular and plural stands out.

 

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