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    #1

    Wind up toy and watch.

    A wind up toy or watch.

    We wind up a wind up toy to move it.

    We wind up a wind up watch to make it work.

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Wind up toy and watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    A windup toy or watch.
    That's still not a sentence. It has no verb.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We wind up a windup toy to make it move. it.

    We wind up a windup watch to make it work.
    See above.

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    Re: Wind up toy and watch.

    Yes. The noun can either be windup or wind-up.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Wind up toy and watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    That's still not a sentence. It has no verb.


    See above.
    This is a wind up toy and that is a wind up watch.

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    #5

    Re: Wind up toy and watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Almost. You still need to turn wind up into a noun:

    This is a wind-up toy and that is a wind-up watch.
    Or: windup toy and windup watch.

    Wind up is not a noun. It's a verb. You wind up a wind-up (or windup) toy.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #6

    Re: Wind up toy and watch.

    Wind up = verb
    Wind-up = adjective
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Wind up toy and watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Or: windup toy and windup watch.

    Wind up is not a noun. It's a verb. You wind up a wind-up (or windup) toy.
    This is a wind-up toy and that is a wind-up watch.

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