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    Hi everyone. I am new at using any type of forum on the Internet. I am hoping that someone may be able to me with this.

    Old fashion vs. old fashioned. Is there a difference (other than the obvious) and how should either of these be used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by molive View Post
    Hi everyone. I am new at using any type of forum on the Internet. I am hoping that someone may be able to me with this.

    Old fashion vs. old fashioned. Is there a difference (other than the obvious) and how should either of these be used?

    Thanks.
    Old fashion means the way or attitude which is archaic.

    But old-fashioned means run-down, archaic or ancient.

    E.g.

    I've got a new way of being successful in my job that is one of the old fashions to getting improvement!

    I have an old-fashioned car, but very speedy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by molive View Post

    Old fashion vs. old fashioned. Is there a difference (other than the obvious) and how should either of these be used?
    Old fashioned means outmoded or out of date; old hat; not in style. I don't know what old fashion means, and I recommend that you not use it.

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    In terms of structure:

    'Old-fashioned' is an adjunct in an attributive word-combination, e.g. old fashioned idea.

    'Old fashion' (odd as it may seem) is an attributive word-combination: 'adjunct + kernel word'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    In terms of structure:

    'Old-fashioned' is an adjunct in an attributive word-combination, e.g. old fashioned idea.

    'Old fashion' (odd as it may seem) is an attributive word-combination: 'adjunct + kernel word'
    Absolutely true!

    Nevertheless, old fashion is not an adjective, but noun containing an adjective together with a noun (fashion) which runs a new combination of words meaning the same as 'old way'.

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