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The package of Life Savers says, “5 Flavor”. Shouldn’t it be “flavors” (plural)? Why do you think it was left singular? The plural would make it rhyme better too. It’s a peculiar thing.
I haven't seen the packet, but presumably "5 flavor" (should that be hyphenated?) is being used as an adjective, rather than strictly as a quantity + noun.
This old discussion is relevant, since it basically addresses the same grammatical problem: http://www.painintheenglish.com/post.asp?id=334
March 19, 2005, 2:33am
You can see the package by clicking on the first link.
March 19, 2005, 11:18am
First link where...? I think I missed something. :)
March 19, 2005, 2:00pm
Do you see the link for candystand.com? It's right underneath the title "Life Savers 5 Flavor". Right on this page. Right above here.
March 19, 2005, 2:14pm
There's a big gap like there's supposed to be something there, but no link. Anyway, I found it myself.
I think the answer is that "5 Flavor" is supposed to be taken as an adjective. What's missing is a hyphen, which would make that clearer.
March 20, 2005, 3:26am
This old discussion is relevant, since it basically addresses the same grammatical problem.
When you people (Dave and dyske) know the above mentioned, when are you discussing?????????
March 22, 2005, 8:09am
:This old discussion is relevant, since it basically: addresses the same grammatical problem.:: When you people (Dave and dyske) know the : above mentioned, when are you: discussing?????????
I stand underdidn't that.
March 22, 2005, 11:42am
Any discussion of grammar etc in american english is pointless as most if it is completely wrong; you try and shorten/distort as many words as you can, it's ridiculous.
It's flavour, retards.
April 12, 2005, 9:12am
Gee, Dan, for someone who uses the internet, you sure are provincial as hell. Loser.
April 12, 2005, 2:16pm
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