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    jkl is offline Member
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    Post Broken leg chair

    Broken leg chair. Please do not sit.

    Broken chair leg. Please do not sit.

    Which one is correct of the above sentences? Please check. Thanks

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    Default Re: Broken leg chair

    *not a teacher, this is the sort of thing you might see on a sign on a chair with a broken leg.


    Broken chair leg. Please do not sit.

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    Default Re: Broken leg chair

    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    Broken leg chair. Please do not sit.

    Broken chair leg. Please do not sit.

    Which one is correct of the above sentences? Please check. Thanks
    "Leg chair" or "chair leg"? Sometimes we use a noun to describe another noun. In this case the first noun functions as an adjective, modifying the second one.

    So, "chair leg" is a leg that is part of the chair ("chair" here functions as an adjective). Similarly, we say "paper towel", "book store", etc.

    "Leg chair" would mean... a chair that is made out of legs?* We would not say this.

    All of this is to say, the second option is correct.

    *Although, interestingly enough, an "armchair" is not made out of arms.

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