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a little doubt

Postby Dixie » Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:10 am

Hi there, teachers. I'm reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and I came up with something that made me hesitate. On chapter 6 of the book, 1st paragraph, it says:

Still lifes, religious scenes and landscapes (...). The narrator is talking about paintings here. Ok, my question is:

Why Still lifes instead of still lives? What happened to the plural of "life"?
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Postby Alan » Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:48 am

A 'still life' is a type of painting (depicting e.g. a bowl of fruit). Its plural is 'still lifes'.
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