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    grammar help

    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me with this query.

    Which is right to use out of these following examples?

    The baker has a three slice smaller loaf or the baker has a three slices smaller loaf

    He has a 5 centimetre shorter piece of string or he has a 5 centimetres shorter piece of string

    John has a 10 foot taller roof or John has a 10 feet taller roof?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: grammar help

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesthespade View Post
    Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me with this query.

    Which is right to use out of these following examples?

    The baker has a three slice smaller loaf.
    The baker has a three slices smaller loaf.

    He has a 5 centimetre shorter piece of string.
    He has a 5 centimetres shorter piece of string.

    John has a 10 foot taller roof.
    John has a 10 feet taller roof.

    Thanks in advance.
    Welcome to the forum.
    I don't find any of them very natural. For a start, we have no idea what these things are smaller/shorter/taller than.

    The baker's loaf has three fewer slices [than my loaf].
    His piece of string is five centimetres shorter [than her piece of string].
    John's roof is ten feet taller/higher [than Paul's roof].

    What is the purpose of your exercise?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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