the differences between these two sentences are quite confusing to explain, can anybody give me an idea?
_ it´s only about a ten minutes´walk
_ it´s a three-hour jouney
You will find much disagreement on this.
The sentence is usually written:
It´s only about a ten minute walk
This is similar to saying 'a short walk', where both 'ten minute' and 'short' are used as adjectives.
It is when it is written as * ten minutes * that the confusion with having some 'possessive' function arises.
Last edited by David L.; 20-Aug-2008 at 16:28.