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Postby czwfrank » Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:48 am

Dear teacher,

What are the differences in usages of "sale" and "sales"?

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Frank :(

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Postby Alan » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:28 am

As ordinary nouns, only the normal differences between singular and plural. As attributives, however, 'sales' is the normal form in a job-description, as in sales manager (not *sale manager), but singular 'sale' occurs with reference to a bargain sale, as in sale price (not *sales price).

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