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

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

  1. Omega Force Senior Member


    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"


    "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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