Chess: "12-game match" or "12-games match"?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Omega Force, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Omega Force Senior Member

    Spanish
    Hello.

    This question is related to chess. The World Chess Championship is a match that is composed of 12 games.

    Do we say:

    "A 12-game match"

    or

    "A 12-games match"

    ?

    Is there an "s" or not?

    Thanks in advance for your answers.
     
  2. Language Hound Senior Member

    American English
    It is "a 12-game match" (no "s").
    "12-game" functions as an adjective describing "match."
    Compare "a twenty-dollar bill" (no "s")
    for the bill that is worth $20 (twenty dollars).
     

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