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  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    #1

    a plane-shaped pen

    Hello.

    One of my students wrote in her writing assignment:

    1. I went to the airport with my grandfather.
    2. I enjoyed looking plane at the airport.
    3. I bought a plane's pen.

    #2 is wrong. I corrected it to "I enjoyed watching planes at the airport."
    #3 is wrong, too. My suggestion would be "I bought a plane-shaped pen."

    Is 'plane-shaped' OK?
    (I'm sorry to ask such a silly question.)

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: a plane-shaped pen

    It's fine - if the pen was shaped lke a plane.

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