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    compound noun formation

    Dear teachers,

    A few questions:

    1. ABC and XYZ are split, owing to many unresolved issues. What is/are the correct form/s to say?
    a. difference of opinions
    b. differences of opinions
    c. differences in opinions.

    2. What is the correct form?
    a. high-spirited man
    b. highly-spirited man

    3. Is it formal to end email-requests with 'thanks in advance'?

    Regards,
    Vivek

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    Re: compound noun formation

    I would use differences of opinion.
    2 I'd use a
    3 Thanks is seen as a less formal form.

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