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    countables

    Hi there,
    Can someone please tell me which one is correct?
    "I have 5 dollar coin" or " I have a 5 dollars coin" or
    'I have a 20 cent coin" or "I have a 20 cents coin"
    amd why the 1st ones are correct?
    Thanks
    Last edited by Benbiri; 04-Mar-2009 at 07:04. Reason: Explanation

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    Re: countables

    Quote Originally Posted by benbiri View Post
    hi there,
    can someone please tell me which one is correct?
    welcome!

    "i have a 5 dollar coin."
    'i have a 20 cent coin."
    2006
    Last edited by 2006; 05-Mar-2009 at 00:44. Reason: adding the "a"

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    #3

    Post Re: countables

    Better still:

    I have a five-dollar coin.
    I have a 20-cent coin.


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    Re: countables

    engee: Better still:

    I have a five-dollar coin.
    I have a 20-cent coin.


    NO.

    I have a five dollar note/coin
    I have a 20 cent piece (Brit. Eng.)

    Americans don't have a 20 cent coin. They have 5 cents (a dime), 10 cents (a nicklel) and 25 cents (a quarter) and use those terms.
    It would be a one dollar note/a five dollar note etc.

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    Post Re: countables

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    engee: [COLOR="Red"]
    Americans don't have a 20 cent coin. They have 5 cents (a dime), 10 cents (a nicklel) and 25 cents (a quarter) and use those terms.
    It would be a one dollar note/a five dollar note etc.
    How did you know that the poster meant the American currency? I guess you had taken it for granted after reading the first sentence.
    My 20-cent-coin sentence was about the Euro currency.

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