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'[OT] calculating mAh for a battery'
>> I guess that's why they decided that units should be treated like any
>> other noun -- it just makes sense.
> When "volt" is a noun.
> "How many volts ?" - noun
> "12-volt battery" - adjective. 'battery' is the noun
I'm not really the grammar buff, but isn't the "12-volt" an attributive
noun (but still a noun)? Something like "three-year sentence" or "car
This also explains the singular (common for noun adjuncts), differently
from a "battery with a voltage of 12 volts".
>> Lux ?
> What do you suggest as the plural for lux? If you suggest luxes you'd
> be liable to be out of luck :-) (or lux or luxes)
Might have been wandering off in the dark there.... so to speak
Doesn't have separate singular or plural forms
Like thrips, sheep, moose ...
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