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    6 minute English

    I've read this title on BBC web page.
    Can we say '6 minutes English'.

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    Re: 6 minute English

    Quote Originally Posted by fadysandy View Post
    I've read this title on BBC web page.
    Can we say '6 minutes English'.
    Can you post a link to it? Context would help.

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    Re: 6 minute English

    It would seem that "6 minute English" is what they have decided to call it.

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    Re: 6 minute English

    I am not a teacher.

    If the intended meaning is that you spend a short period of time learning or studying English, in this case 6 minutes, then 6 minute English as a title is perfectly correct.
    6 minutes English doesn't make sense

    It follows the same pattern as a 4 minute egg, a 5 mile run, or a 6 foot pole.

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    Re: 6 minute English

    In all the above cases I consider a hyphen to be necessary.

    6-minute English/4-minute egg/5-mile run/6-foot pole.

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    Re: 6 minute English

    I would use the hyphen too, but they might think it looks neater or snappier without it for the name of the program.

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    Re: 6 minute English

    You're probably right, but somebody should tell them it's not a good example to students to give their programme an ungrammatical title.

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