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    visa exempt

    I can be exempt from holding a visa to a foreign country. Can I say I'm visa exempt to a foreign country?

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    Re: visa exempt

    You can. But most people would simply say "I don't need a visa to go there."

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    Re: visa exempt

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You can. But most people would simply say "I don't need a visa to go there."
    I don't need a visa to a foreign country or for a foregn country?

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    Re: visa exempt

    For.

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    Re: visa exempt

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I can be exempt from holding a visa to a foreign country. Can I say I'm visa exempt to a foreign country?
    Some people would give this an unqualified Yes. There are two points that I would make though:

    • To make a compound adjective, if it comes before the noun, a hyphen helps. This distinguishes between shelf that is both high and level ('a high, level shelf') and a shelf set at a high level (' a high-level shelf'). In many contexts this is unnecessary; a 'high-level inquiry' is obviously not both high and level - so 'high level inquiry' (without the hyphen) is unexceptionable. Here I would uses 'visa-exempt', though this isn't essential.
    • 'to a foreign country' doesn't work, in my view. It puts too much grammatical information into 'visa-exempt', especially in the absence of the hyphen that relates the two words. In the words of maths, it's a sort of 'vinculum' (derived, appropriately, from the Latin for a link in a chain).


    So I would prefer just 'In this country they are visa-exempt'. Other teachers may disagree though.

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