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ERIC Number: EJ503244
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0019-042X
On the Attributive Noun in English.
Rastall, Paul
IRAL, v31 n4 p309-13 Nov 1993
Discusses the falsehood of the standardly expressed rule of English that an attributive noun is singular, unless no singular exists. Modern English admits both singular and plural attributive count nouns; the selection of number of the attributive noun depends on the sense to be conveyed. This proof suggests that constructions of the (attributive noun + noun) type are syntactic rather than morphologic. (eight references) (NAV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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