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    noun + noun / `s

    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

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    Re: noun + noun / `s

    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.

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