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  1. Thais Muller
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    Doubt on Marlboro Lights

    Hello!

    There was a question which I couldn't answer in one of my classes, so, I decided to fall back on the experts and I hope you can help me.
    The topic was "adjectives" and when I mentioned that adjectives have no plural form, a student of mine wanted to know why there is "Marlboro LIGHTS" . I told him that in that case LIGHTS is not working as an adjective, but as a noun, therefore, the plural form would be accepted, but the problem is that later I realized I was not convinced of the explanation I had given. So could you help me? Why Marlboro Lights?

    Thank you!
    Thais Muller

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    Re: Doubt on Marlboro Lights

    To me it seems as if you gave a great answer!
    "lights" is acting as a noun here I believe, a kind of colloquial combo of "light" and "cigarette". I use to hear, in the days of rampant smoking in Canada, I smoke "menthols" or I smoke "lights"...
    Good save

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    Re: Doubt on Marlboro Lights

    Trust your instincts.

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