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Will17

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Me again!

Can we say : a 3 minutes' film? Is it better to say a 3-minute film?

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Use a 3-minute film- a 3 minutes' film doesn't work.
 

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I have read before something like that, two week holiday,two weeks holiday.2 weeks' holiday. I remember they are the same because it is a matter of style not grammar.
 
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I have read before something like that, two week holiday,two weeks holiday.2 weeks' holiday. I remember they are the same because it is a matter of style not grammar.

Hi Nado,
A two-week holiday. -- Common and preferred in my dialect
Two weeks' holiday. -- Okay in context
A holiday of two weeks. -- Fine, but less common.

NOT: A two weeks holiday.
 

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I rarely give answers to what a thread asks.

But I think, in this case, you could also say 'a three-minute-long film' to mean the same.

Teachers, please correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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There's no reason to use the word "long." It's not incorrect, but it's not necessary.

You'll watch a short, three-minute film, and then the guide will take you to the next stop on the tour.
 
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