Spotlight: Sprachtipp - Grammatik – phrases expressing measurement or quantity
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Correct the mistakes in the following number phrases:
a five-miles run
a three-months-old baby
a five-dollars ticket
a two-hours session
a five-mile run
a three-month-old baby
a five-dollar ticket
a two-hour session
When phrases expressing measurement or quantity are used as adjectives, they are normally in the singular in English. It is a typical mistake for native speakers of German to use plurals here.