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    Dollars salary

    Hello.

    I'd like to know if it is correct to use a pluralized currency before a noun such as below?
    You are just caring of your own dollars salary which you make every year.
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Dollars salary

    The quoted sentence is ungrammatical in several ways, including the phrase dollars salary.
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    Re: Dollars salary

    Most nouns, when used as modifiers, become singular:

    fifty-thousand dollars (NOT fifty-thousands dollars)
    fifty-thousand dollar salary
    seven-person team
    five-year plan
    car manufacturer
    shoe store
    vegetable market
    job fair

    There are some exceptions:

    munitions dump
    operations research
    weapons malfunction
    communications officer
    jobs fair (but: job market, job hunting, etc.)
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    Re: Dollars salary

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    You are just caring of your own dollars salary which you make every year.
    I would say something like this:

    You are only interested in your salary.

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    Re: Dollars salary

    You only care about your annual salary.

    The use of the present continuous in your original was unnatural. As you know, we don't use "dollars salary". I have retained the idea of "which you make every year" by using "annual salary".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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