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

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.
 
  • 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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