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    "broad-base" vs "broad-based"

    Which is correct "broad-base" or "broad-based" in the sentence:

    Parents, teachers, principals, senior citizens, and local businesses are all represented in a "broad-base" coalition supporting this proposal.

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    Re: "broad-base" vs "broad-based"

    You'll see nouns and adjectives used there. This sounds to me like a coalition that has come into existence for this proposal. If so, I'd use 'based', while if it's a more permanent coalition, I'd be more likely to use the noun.


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