[Tagging] RFC Bag shop

Ineiev ineiev at gnu.org
Tue Oct 28 09:16:58 UTC 2014


On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:21:51AM +1100, Warin wrote:
>
> But English is not 'clean'. So I would say (in speach) 'a shop for
> motorcycles' .. but 'a motorcyle shop' so plural then singular. Or'a shop for
> alcohol' .. but 'an alcohol shop' so singular in both cases. Or 'a shop for
> shoes' .. but 'a shoe shop' so againplural then singular.

IIRC in some textbook I read that in "a shoe shop", "shoe"
is not singular, it isn't plural (to say nothing of the Saxon
genitive), it's the stem; I'm not sure they were right, though.



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