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    Thumbs down doubts about my adjectives

    I've always heard the adjectives are always used before the nouns and they must be in the singular. eg: "beautiful girls" and not "beautifuls girls". But what about the following words:
    clothes hanger
    graphics card
    pants suit
    sales commission
    savings account
    girls school
    In theses cases the words "clothes", "graphics","pants","sales","savings","girls" are adjectives aren't they??

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    Re: doubts about my adjectives

    There is no rule that adjectives cannot be in the plural. The rule is that adjectives do not have to agree in number with the nouns that they modify.

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    Re: doubts about my adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy
    I've always heard the adjectives are always used before the nouns and they must be in the singular. eg: "beautiful girls" and not "beautifuls girls". But what about the following words:
    clothes hanger
    graphics card
    pants suit
    sales commission
    savings account
    girls school
    In theses cases the words "clothes", "graphics","pants","sales","savings","girls" are adjectives aren't they??

    I agree with mykwyner and I`ll add that the words clothes, graphics, pants, sales, savings, girls are NOUNS attributively used. They are attributes.

    Regards,

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