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Re: [Czechlist] Terminology "gems"

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  • Michael Grant
    ... Because account is a noun and payable and receivable are adjectives, and adjectives don t take plural endings in English. Michael -- BLUE DANUBE
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 29, 2000
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      >During translating annual reports for consultant companies I came accross a
      >weird grammar (at least for me). Could anyone advise why plural for "account
      >receivable" (pohledávka) or "account payable" (závazek) is "accounts
      >receivable" (pohledávky) or "accounts payable" (závazky) and not "account
      >receivables" or "account payables"? Was it their mistake or my ignorance?
      >Please advise!

      Because "account" is a noun and "payable" and "receivable" are
      adjectives, and adjectives don't take plural endings in English.

      Michael

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