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    Default Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

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    Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

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    Default Re: Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

    Usain Bolt broke the world's 100 meter record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

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    Default Re: Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello

    YouTube - ??????100m ????????????58?
    Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

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    Yes, it's correct.

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    Default Re: Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

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    YouTube - ??????100m ????????????58?
    Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

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    I'd have written "the world 100-meter record". I think this is likely a BrE speaker because in American English "100-meter" is more likely than "100-meters". British English, I've noticed, seems to pluralize compound adjectives that are quantities. Typically, we do not pluralize adjectives. I think American English has a couple exceptions to this, but I think, in British English, pluralizing such compound adjectives is more typical.

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    Default Re: Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    I'd have written "the world 100-meter record". I think this is likely a BrE speaker because in American English "100-meter" is more likely than "100-meters". British English, I've noticed, seems to pluralize compound adjectives that are quantities. Typically, we do not pluralize adjectives. I think American English has a couple exceptions to this, but I think, in British English, pluralizing such compound adjectives is more typical.
    It may be BrE, but if it were I would expect to see "metres" rather than "meters".

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    Default Re: Usain Bolt broke the world 100 meters record with a time of 9.58 seconds.

    Incidentally, '9.58' is pronounced 'nine point five eight'. 'Point fifty-eight' is meaningless, though it's used by the occasional ignoramus. (In Br Eng that is.)

    And I've no idea where Bust3rboi's possessive came from; It's "world record" like 'commonwealth record', 'national record', county record', 'school record' ... The confusion may have come from the S (not a possessive though) in 'Games record'.

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