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    Default they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    Let's move on to the beaches here which are absolutely beautiful. You do have over a hundred to choose from, they're mostly sandy beaches and they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long, to tiny sandy coves.

    Is "long" in the sentence above an adjective or adverb?
    Can I rewrite the sentence as follows?
    1.You do have over a hundred to choose from, they're mostly sandy beaches and they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres in length, to tiny sandy coves.
    2.
    You do have over a hundred to choose from, they're mostly sandy beaches and they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometre length, to tiny sandy coves.


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    Default Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    1 - Yes
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    Default Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    Thanks, and why I can't consider "two and a half kilometre" in " two and a half kilometre length" is an adjective that refer to the noun "length"?
    What is role of "long" in the original sentence? Is it an adjective or adverb?

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    Default Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    It's an adjective. The beach is long.

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    Default Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    Thank you!
    Can I ask another question?
    What is role of "two and a half kilometres" in the following sentence?
    The beach is two and a half kilometres long.
    I think it may be an adverb or a noun.

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    Default Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    What is role of "two and a half kilometres" in the following sentence?
    The beach is two and a half kilometres long.
    I think it may be an adverb or a noun.
    Can anyone help? I need to understand the structure. Now I think it probably has the full sentence like this:
    The beach is two and a half kilometres long(beach).
    Last edited by anhnha; 03-Jan-2013 at 15:41. Reason: Fix some mistakes

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    Default Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Happy New Year!

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    He give many rules that clear most of my doubts for a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Now I think it probably have the full sentence like this:
    The beach is two and a half kilometres long(beach).
    Will you, anhnha, check the above statements, please?

    Thank you,

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    Default Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    Thank you, OD and Happy New Year!
    1. He gives many rules that clear most of my doubts for a long time.
    2. Now I think that it probably has the full sentence like this:
    The beach is two and a half kilometres long (beach).
    Thank you for pointing that out. I have to pay more attention now; I really don't recognise these mistakes. Maybe, it is becoming similar to me.
    Last edited by anhnha; 03-Jan-2013 at 15:56.

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    Default Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    What is role of "two and a half kilometres" in the following sentence?
    The beach is two and a half kilometres long.
    It is an adjectival phrase.

    Rover

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