When multiple nouns are closely together, only the last one could be plural?

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Hugo_Lin

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Hi, teachers:

English is my 2nd language, so I might not have expressed my question clearly enough.

The question is, if I wanna refer to certain kind of things as plurals, and if they're composed of multiple nouns, only the last noun should be plural? For instance:

She's daughter of immigrant parents.

He has outdone all his shop-owner peers.

I hope you can see what I mean. I don't know how to express my question properly.
 

emsr2d2

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Hi, teachers:

English is my 2nd language, so I might not have expressed my question clearly enough.

The question is, if I [STRIKE]wanna[/STRIKE] want to refer to certain kind of things as plurals, and if they're composed of multiple nouns, only the last noun should be plural? For instance:

She's the daughter of immigrant parents.

He has outdone all his shop-owner peers.

I hope you can see what I mean. I don't know how to express my question properly.

Yes, you're right. With a compound noun, only the second one should be pluralised.
 
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