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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Can you tell me what does it mean? So I can understand why it is wrong.

    She is a men hater.
    'men' functions as an adjective. It tells us what kind of 'hater'.

    Note, the noun 'hater' comes from the verb hate + -er, like teach -> teacher, build -> builder. When -er is added to a verb, the result is a noun that means, a person who_____. For example, a man-hater is a person who hates men.

    Why a singular adjective, you ask? Well, adjectives don't take number; that property belongs to nouns. :wink:

    man-hater (adjective+noun)
    woman-beater (adjective+noun) i.e., a person who beats up women.

    All the best,

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    Thanks.

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    Are these correct?

    1. All wheel drive. (How come this is correct?)
    2. All wheel drives.
    3. All wheels drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct?

    1. All wheel drive. (How come this is correct?)
    2. All wheel drives. (not OK)
    3. All wheels drive.
    (not OK)

    "All wheel drive" is a feature on the car relating to the wheels. (abbr. 4WD)
    by reading previous posts by Cas and Tdol I am guessing that "all wheel" functions as an adjective describing the noun "drive".
    Drive means an automotive system in which mechanical power is going from the engine to all four wheels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct?

    1. All wheel drive. (How come this is correct?)
    2. All wheel drives.
    3. All wheels drive.
    Natalie has it.

    1. an all-wheel drive (OK)
    => The car is driven by all the wheels.

    Adjective Test
    Q: What kind of drive does the car have?
    A: It has an all-wheel drive ~ a four-wheel drive.

    Note that, the hyphen (-) tells us that 'all' and 'wheel' function as a unit.

    2. All wheel drives (Not OK)
    => All of the wheels drive the car.
    "All" is plural so its object "wheel" should also be plural: All wheels.

    Note that, "All" and "wheels" do not functions as a unit, per se. The words 'of the' have been omitted. In other words, a hyphen is not required.

    3. All wheels drive the car. (OK)

    All the best, :D

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    Re: Sentence help

    Are these correct? If not, why? What do these mean?
    1. Back to my 40hrs of work a week.
    2. Back to work of 40hrs a week.

    3. Back to my 40hrs a week of work

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    Re: Sentence help

    Try,

    Back to my 40hr work week.
    Back to my 40hrs a week job.

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    Re: Sentence help

    1. Back to my 40hr work week. (Is the bold part the adjective? So that's why '40hr' is not '40hrs'?
    2. Back to my 40hrs a week job. (How does it work here? What does '40hrs' fucntion as?)

    3. Is the bold part the adjective? (Can 'bold' take -ed?)
    4. Is the bolded part the adjective? (If this is incorrect, why? Even if I'm talking about past tense, I can't add -ed to 'bold'?)

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    Re: Sentence help

    Adjectives
    1. Back to my 40hr work week.
    2. Back to my 40hrs a week job. (Synonymous with 40hrs per week)
    3. Is the bold part the adjective?
    4. Is the bolded part the adjective?

    'bold' is already an adjective in form, so don't add -ed.

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