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    When discussing issues of the Middle East, a common assumption is that the core of the ongoing conflict is related to friction between Israel and its Arab neighbor states. Normally, little attention is given to the multiple other conflicts, revolts and even wars that Israel is not a part of.

    Source: Is there hope for a realistic Middle East? - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews

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    English Grammar Rules say that a noun has to be described by an adjective. In other words, adjective gives more information about noun while in the above text two nouns follow each other. As a result, isn't this a violation of English Structure?





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    Default Re: Israel and its Arab neighbor states

    Is it "neighbor states" that is bothering you?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is it "neighbor states" that is bothering you?
    Yes, it is.

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    Default Re: Israel and its Arab neighbor states

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    English Grammar Rules say that a noun has to be described by an adjective. In other words, adjective gives more information about noun while in the above text two nouns follow each other. As a result, isn't this a violation of English Structure?


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    This is not true as a general statement. You can use two nouns together to mean one thing. For example: horse race, tennis ball, life story etc. The first noun describes the second noun. The first noun is like an adjective.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 15-Oct-2012 at 23:02. Reason: rewrite

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