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  1. Anonymous
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    hole or holes

    what is right,you get a hole in one in golf but what if you get two,would it be two holes in one or two hole in ones.I think first but friend thinks latter,thank you.

  2. Ahmed88
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    Re: hole or holes

    Quote Originally Posted by duffone
    what is right,you get a hole in one in golf but what if you get two,would it be two holes in one or two hole in ones.I think first but friend thinks latter,thank you.
    Hi Duffone,

    You are right the first is quite correct. "Two-holes-in one"

    hole-in-one n. (pl. holes-in-one) Golf (Oxford)

    But, you should hyphenate it. "holes-in-one"

    Regards[/img]

  3. Ahmed88
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    Re: hole or holes

    Quote Originally Posted by duffone
    what is right,you get a hole in one in golf but what if you get two,would it be two holes in one or two hole in ones.I think first but friend thinks latter,thank you.
    Hi Duffone,

    You are right the first is quite correct. "Two-holes-in one"

    hole-in-one n. (pl. holes-in-one) Golf (Oxford)

    But, you should hyphenate it. "holes-in-one"

    Regards

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    I agree with Ahmed88 on this.

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    I do appreciate you agreemant. You are encouraging me.

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    Re: hole or holes

    It seems to me that the plural for hole-in-one would be hole-in-ones. If would seem impossible to hit three holes in less than three shots,(or three holes in three). You could however, hit three hole-in-ones. Probably wrong but that makes more sense to me.

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    Re: hole or holes

    Quote Originally Posted by Videditor EB View Post
    It seems to me that the plural for hole-in-one would be hole-in-ones. If would seem impossible to hit three holes in less than three shots,(or three holes in three). You could however, hit three hole-in-ones. Probably wrong but that makes more sense to me.
    Sorry, it's holes-in-one, just like it's mothers-in-law, attorneys-general, courts-martial, etc.

    It's still the NOUN that takes the plural form: hole, mother, attorney, court.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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