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    Default When multiple nouns are closely together, only the last one could be plural?

    Hi, teachers:

    English is my 2nd language, so I might not have expressed my question clearly enough.

    The question is, if I wanna refer to certain kind of things as plurals, and if they're composed of multiple nouns, only the last noun should be plural? For instance:

    She's daughter of immigrant parents.

    He has outdone all his shop-owner peers.

    I hope you can see what I mean. I don't know how to express my question properly.

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    Default Re: When multiple nouns are closely together, only the last one could be plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo_Lin View Post
    Hi, teachers:

    English is my 2nd language, so I might not have expressed my question clearly enough.

    The question is, if I wanna want to refer to certain kind of things as plurals, and if they're composed of multiple nouns, only the last noun should be plural? For instance:

    She's the daughter of immigrant parents.

    He has outdone all his shop-owner peers.

    I hope you can see what I mean. I don't know how to express my question properly.
    Yes, you're right. With a compound noun, only the second one should be pluralised.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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