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    problem with plural

    Hi, i'm new for this forum, and i'm a new student of english too.
    I have a doubt with the following sentence:
    "electrical central that release of chemical substances into the atmosphere".
    In particular I don't understand why before "substances" that is a plural noun, is used "chemical" that is singular.

    Maybe is a stupid question, but is important for me know the reason.

    Thanks in advance.

    Giuseppe

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    Re: problem with plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Giuseppe83 View Post
    Hi, i'm new for this forum, and i'm a new student of english too.
    I have a doubt with the following sentence:
    "electrical central that release of chemical substances into the atmosphere".
    In particular I don't understand why before "substances" that is a plural noun, is used "chemical" that is singular.

    Maybe is a stupid question, but is important for me know the reason.

    Thanks in advance.

    Giuseppe
    In your text "chemical" is an adjective describing substances. In English, adjectives are invariable. Your text is not a good sentence, there are a few problems with it.

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