Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me with this query.
Which is right to use out of these following examples?
The baker has a three slice smaller loaf or the baker has a three slices smaller loaf
He has a 5 centimetre shorter piece of string or he has a 5 centimetres shorter piece of string
John has a 10 foot taller roof or John has a 10 feet taller roof?
Thanks in advance
Re: grammar help
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Originally Posted by jamesthespade
I don't find any of them very natural. For a start, we have no idea what these things are smaller/shorter/taller than.
The baker's loaf has three fewer slices [than my loaf].
His piece of string is five centimetres shorter [than her piece of string].
John's roof is ten feet taller/higher [than Paul's roof].
What is the purpose of your exercise?