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    Default my first, second and third years

    Can someone correct my sentence?

    I hated my first, second and third years in college.
    I hated my first, second and third year in college.


    Should the noun following the counter number be in singular or plural?
    There are three(first, second and third)which means there are more than one, so plural?
    But the real sentence should be
    I hate my first year, second year, and third year in college.
    If the real sentence is written out, it is very clear that year is singular.

    So, which is correct?

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    Default Re: my first, second and third years

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Can someone correct my sentence?

    I hated my first, second and third years in college.
    I hated my first, second and third year in college.


    Should the noun following the counter number be in singular or plural?
    There are three(first, second and third)which means there are more than one, so plural?
    But the real sentence should be
    I hate my first year, second year, and third year in college.
    If the real sentence is written out, it is very clear that year is singular.

    So, which is correct?
    I hated my first (year), second (year), and third year at college.

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