# Thread: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

1. ## they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

Let's move on to the beaches here which are absolutely beautiful. You do have over a hundred to choose from, they're mostly sandy beaches and they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long, to tiny sandy coves.

Can I rewrite the sentence as follows?
1.You do have over a hundred to choose from, they're mostly sandy beaches and they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres in length, to tiny sandy coves.
2.
You do have over a hundred to choose from, they're mostly sandy beaches and they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometre length, to tiny sandy coves.

1 - Yes
2 - No

3. ## Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

Thanks, and why I can't consider "two and a half kilometre" in " two and a half kilometre length" is an adjective that refer to the noun "length"?
What is role of "long" in the original sentence? Is it an adjective or adverb?

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## Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

It's an adjective. The beach is long.

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Thank you!
What is role of "two and a half kilometres" in the following sentence?
The beach is two and a half kilometres long.
I think it may be an adverb or a noun.

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What is role of "two and a half kilometres" in the following sentence?
The beach is two and a half kilometres long.
I think it may be an adverb or a noun.
Can anyone help? I need to understand the structure. Now I think it probably has the full sentence like this:
The beach is two and a half kilometres long(beach).
Last edited by anhnha; 03-Jan-2013 at 16:41. Reason: Fix some mistakes

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## Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

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Happy New Year!

Originally Posted by anhnha
He give many rules that clear most of my doubts for a long time.

Originally Posted by anhnha
Now I think it probably have the full sentence like this:
The beach is two and a half kilometres long(beach).
Will you, anhnha, check the above statements, please?

Thank you,

8. ## Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

Thank you, OD and Happy New Year!
1. He gives many rules that clear most of my doubts for a long time.
2. Now I think that it probably has the full sentence like this:
The beach is two and a half kilometres long (beach).
Thank you for pointing that out. I have to pay more attention now; I really don't recognise these mistakes. Maybe, it is becoming similar to me.
Last edited by anhnha; 03-Jan-2013 at 16:56.

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## Re: they vary from the largest which is two and a half kilometres long

Originally Posted by anhnha
What is role of "two and a half kilometres" in the following sentence?
The beach is two and a half kilometres long.