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    meter or meters ?

    Could you tell me about this usage differences between
    "meter" and "meters" in the sentences below?

    "That seven-meter high tower is conspicuous."

    "The original was nine meters high."


    in a dictionaly, there're examples.

    "a six-year-old boy"
    "a boy six years old".

    If a number with "-" and before a noun,
    doesn't it need "s" after the number?

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    Re: meter or meters ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Could you tell me about this usage differences between
    "meter" and "meters" in the sentences below?

    "That seven-meter high tower is conspicuous."

    "The original was nine meters high."


    in a dictionaly, there're examples.

    "a six-year-old boy"
    "a boy six years old".

    If a number with "-" and before a noun,
    doesn't it need "s" after the number?
    No, it doesn't need an "s" after the number. "seven-meter-high" and "six-year-old" are hyphenated adjectives, and "s" is not used after the number in hyphenated adjectives.


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    Re: meter or meters ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Could you tell me about this usage differences between
    "meter" and "meters" in the sentences below?

    "That seven-meter high tower is conspicuous."

    "The original was nine meters high."


    in a dictionaly, there're examples.

    "a six-year-old boy"
    "a boy six years old".

    If a number with "-" and before a noun,
    doesn't it need "s" after the number?
    The hyphenated words are adjectives. You do not make adjectives plural.
    When used by themselves words such as meter and year are nouns which are countable so you add an "s" to make them plural when necessary.


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    Re: meter or meters ?

    Dear 2006 and Naamplao


    Thank you very much for answering my question.
    I can understand the differences between meter and meters.

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