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NUMERICAL ADJECTIVES

When numerical expression is placed in the position of an adjective before the noun, the singular form is used.

Eg. 1. The pipe is three feet long 2. A flask with a capacity of 10 litres 3. A journey of 20 miles = = = a three foot long pipe a 10 litre flask a 20 mile journey

Exercise I. Rewrite the following expressions. 1. Blocks of 21/2 tons 2. A base of 13 acres 3. An incline of 52 degrees 4. A squad of 1000 men 5. A civilization which is 2000 years old 6. A match lasting five days 7. At intervals of 10 minutes 8. A DC supply of 240 volts 9. An investment of Rs. 3,50,000 10. A research grant of Rs. 2 lakhs