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We went fo a two-minute walk vs We went for a walk for two minutes



chenchen_castrourdiales
Spain

We went fo a two-minute walk vs We went for a walk for two minutes
 
Hi everyone,
 
I have never had to explain this structure to my students and I feel it is a quite ususeful one. In one FCE examination students are asked to rewrite a sentence using this structure but I do not know how to deal with it. We turn a noun into an adjective and we join both with a hyphen: a long-sleeved shirt; high-heeled shoes; a two-year-old girl ... Since we turn a noun into an adjective, in the above given example we mustn īt add an "s" since adjectives are always singular. I have tried to look for more info about this structure but don īt know how to do it. Are there any worksheets about this structure in ESL? Is my explanation right? Have I missed any exception or detail?
 
Thanks in advance.

30 Oct 2011