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    Word usage

    How can you use the word "vote" as an adjective?

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    Re: Word usage

    Nouns function as adjectives in: paper towels, water sports, cat food.
    Likewise, we can form (vote paper and vote box) ..

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    Re: Word usage

    I’m not a teacher.

    Hi,

    What do you think about “voting-paper, ballot-paper, a blank voting paper, a bad voting-paper, ballot-box”? In my humble opinion it sounds more likely than the written above.

    "Voting paper", a form of ballot containing the names of more candidates than there are offices to be filled, the voter making a mark against the preferred names.

    ballot = a sheet of paper or a card used to cast or register a vote, especially a secret one

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    Last edited by vil; 06-Oct-2009 at 08:24.

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    Re: Word usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    How can you use the word "vote" as an adjective?
    Here are examples:


    In a voting system that uses a single vote, the voter selects his or her most ... A development on the single vote system is to have two-round elections, ...


    Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting

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    Hi Soup,

    Here are a few exemplary sentences concerning the matter in question.

    In a voting system that uses a single vote, the voter selects his or her most preferred candidate. "Plurality voting systems" use single votes.

    The two-round system (also know as the second ballot or runoff voting) is a voting system used to elect a single winner. Under runoff voting, the voter simply casts a single vote for their favorite candidate.

    Single-winner systems can be classified based on their ballot type. One vote systems are those in which a voter picks one choice at a time. In ranked voting systems, each voter ranks the candidates in order of preference. In rated voting systems, voters give a score to each candidate.

    In a voting system that uses a multiple vote, the voter can vote for any subset of the alternatives. So, a voter might vote for Alice, Bob, and Charlie, rejecting Daniel and Emily. Approval voting uses such multiple votes.

    In my humble opinion your exemplary sentence

    “In a voting system that uses a single vote, the voter selects his or her most ... A development on the single vote system is to have two-round elections, ...

    has to be tabled for discussion in the following manner:

    “In a voting system that uses a single vote, the voter selects his or her most ... A development on the single vote system is to have two-round elections, …”

    Regards,

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    Last edited by vil; 07-Oct-2009 at 06:37.

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    Re: Word usage

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Soup,

    In my humble opinion your exemplary sentence

    “In a voting system that uses a single vote, the voter selects his or her most ... A development on the single vote system is to have two-round elections, ...

    has to be tabled for discussion in the following manner:


    “In a voting system that uses a single vote, the voter selects his or her most ... A development on the single vote system is to have two-round elections, …”

    Regards,

    V.
    I'm not sure what you are trying to show me. Sorry.

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    Hi Soup,

    I am doing that by way of an apology about my unclear arguments in my post above.

    I take a clear stand against your assertion “It’s possible to use the word “vote” as an adjective. Your exemplary sentence doesn’t show just cause for it.

    Voting Vot"ing, a. & n. from {Vote}, v. [1913 Webster]

    I know “voting machine” but I don’t wont to hear “vote machine”. I know “voting paper” but I don’t want to hear “vote paper”. In the long run I know “voting system” but I don’t want to hear “vote system”. You have to distinguish between "single vote system" and "vote system".

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: Word usage

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Soup,
    You have to distinguish between "single vote system" and "vote system".

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    V.
    I'm still confused. Sorry.

    Note, in both examples (single vote system and vote system) vote functions as an adjective.

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    Re: Word usage

    Hi Soup,

    Here is the original question in the present thread.

    How can you use the word "vote" as an adjective?

    I am one with you that in both examples (“single vote and “voting”) are adjectives but as ill luck would have it the “single vote” in your example is a phrase and not an independent word. There is a hair-line distinction, isn’t it?.

    We don't say "step operation" instead of "single-step operation" or we don't say "shot-operation" instead of "single-shot operation".

    Regards,

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    Last edited by vil; 07-Oct-2009 at 10:56.

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    Re: Word usage

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post

    I am one with you that in both examples (“single vote and “voting”) are adjectives but as ill luck would have it the “single vote” in your example is a phrase and not an independent word.
    You've completely lost me, vil. I'm not sure at all now what it is you are trying to show me. Again, my apologies.

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