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    Asset or Assets?

    I've seen both versions written by the professional writers as shown below. Please tell me whether or they're both correct. Thank you.

    1. It is a $180 million-asset bank.

    2. It is a $180 million-assets bank.

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    Re: Asset or Assets?

    2 looks strange to me because of the indefinite article with a plural form. 'Assets' is often used in the plural, but here it doesn't work for me.

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    Re: Asset or Assets?

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    2 doesn't work for me either.
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    Saying "a $180 million-asset bank" is better, but doesn't sound like a particularly typical usage to me.
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    Why not just say "a bank with $180 million in assets"?
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