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    Default singular or plural noun used as adjective

    Should it be 'drink stall' or 'drinks stall' ?Should it be 'vegetable stall' or 'vegetables stall' ?

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    Default Re: singular or plural noun used as adjective

    In general (meaning there are exceptions) adjectives don't inflect for number. So,

    a drink stall
    a vegetable stall

    However, given the structures here,

    a stall that sells drinks
    a stall that sells vegetables

    you might assume, or even hear,

    a drinks stall
    a vegetables stall

    They're non-standard. (I've heard the former, not the latter. Give it time though. )

    All the best.

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