Dollar

Status
Not open for further replies.

jack

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Are these correct? If not, why?
1. You will receive a ten dollar gift card.
2. You will receive a ten dollars gift card. (If this is wrong, why? Isn't 'ten' plural? Like 'You will receive a pair of gift cards." 'Pair' is plural.)
 

Casiopea

VIP Member
Joined
Sep 21, 2003
Member Type
Other
Only 1. is correct. Both 'ten' and 'dollar' function as adjectives modifying 'gift.

1. a ten dollar gift card
2. a ten dollars gift card. (not OK)

Adjective Test
Q: What kind of gift?
A: A ten dollar gift. (Adjective)
 

jack

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Thanks.
Are these correct? If not, why?
1. It is five dollar cheaper. (Is 'five dollar' an adjective here? Because 'cheaper' is in here?)
2. It is five dollars cheaper.

3. It is five buck cheaper.
4. It is five bucks cheaper.
 

Casiopea

VIP Member
Joined
Sep 21, 2003
Member Type
Other
Adverb Test
Statement: It's five dollars cheaper.
Question: How much cheaper?
Answer: Five dollars.

'Five dollars' modifies the comparative adjective 'cheaper', and functions as an adverb. It is also a noun phrase in form: adjective 'Five' + noun 'dollars'. (Note that, 'dollars' requires an -s because its modifier 'Five' is plural.)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top