Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. xiaoen's Avatar
    Banned
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Mar 2015
    • Posts: 228
    #1

    You've got quite a CD/CDs collection!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	65.1 KB 
ID:	2472

    Hi,
    In the above picture why isn't "a CD" pluralized? I mean "CDs collection"

    You've got quite a CD collection!
    You've got quite CDs collection!

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 11,582
    #2

    Re: You've got quite a CD/CDs collection!

    The text uses CD as an attributive noun (a noun which functions as an adjective).
    I am not a teacher.

  3. xiaoen's Avatar
    Banned
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Mar 2015
    • Posts: 228
    #3

    Re: You've got quite a CD/CDs collection!

    Thank you. Can "CDs" also work?

  4. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 25,875
    #4

    Re: You've got quite a CD/CDs collection!

    You can say 'You've got quite a lot of CDs'.

  5. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,455
    #5

    Re: You've got quite a CD/CDs collection!

    We don't pluralize nouns when we use them as adjectives. A shelf for books is not a "books shelf," it is a "book shelf."

    A bottle that holds 5 gallons is a "5 gallon bottle."

  6. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 11,582
    #6

    Re: You've got quite a CD/CDs collection!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    A bottle that holds 5 gallons is a "5 gallon bottle."
    Or better, in my opinion anyway, a "5-gallon bottle".
    I am not a teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] cds in my car
    By caesar1983 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Jan-2014, 21:34
  2. You can keep 30 CDs in this CD bag. Correct?
    By twilit1988 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Jan-2011, 15:42
  3. Reading comprehension about CDs
    By linhtho0211 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Dec-2008, 17:20
  4. I need you to send me a new copies of the CDs
    By hlbert03 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-Mar-2007, 12:54

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •