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    first noun in plural ?

    Hello ; I am not a native english speaker. I have a question, can I say : hyponyms number rule ? The first noun is in plural in this case Thanks in advance

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    Re: first noun in plural ?

    I have no idea what your question means.

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    Re: first noun in plural ?

    Since both MikeNewYork and I - both of us native English speakers - have no idea what you mean, you may take it that you cannot say that phrase.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: first noun in plural ?

    Welcome to the forum, Hakim.

    I had to look up hyponym, never having heard of it before. This is what it means:

    a word with a more specific meaning than another more general word of which it is an example. For example, “potato” is a hyponym of “vegetable.”
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    (Macmillan)

    Even knowing that, I still don't understand the question.


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    #5

    Re: first noun in plural ?

    I do know what hyponyms (and hyperonyms) are, but I know nothing about a hyponyms number rule.

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    #6

    Re: first noun in plural ?

    If such a rule exists, then the phrase is grammatically OK, though hyponym would also work for me.

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