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A noticeboard message

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Looking for a housemate

Single ensuite room available in our lovely three-bedroom house in Didsbury. Five-minute walk from city centre. Move in from 1 June. Shared kitchen and living room with two female housemates, no parking, £600 a month excluding bills. No pets. Contact 07890 123456 for viewing.

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2. Keep the message short, with only the most important information.

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Submitted by Peter M. on Tue, 27/08/2019 - 07:59

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Hello Ola Jamal,

We do not use a hypen when we have a number followed by a noun:

The meeting took five minutes.

The journey lasts two hours.

He is two metres tall.

 

However, when we put a number and a noun together and use them as a compound adjective before a noun then we use a hyphen and do not make the noun plural:

It was a five-minute meeting.

It is a two-hour journey.

He's a two-metre tall man.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Francis Feng on Wed, 25/09/2019 - 08:11

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In the phrase "five-minute walk", "five-minute" is considered as a combination adjective word, generally, use the singular form. but "ten minutes" are comprised the numerals and measure words, so it's adopted the plural form.
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Submitted by funnylearn on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 09:18

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I prefer to live alone. I can do anything I want, I have some secrets of life. And sometime you do the crazy thing it's not influence to anyone ^^

Submitted by Huyen on Tue, 13/08/2019 - 16:17

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I prefer living alone to share a house. Living alone makes me independent and comfortable. Do not share with other people. Do anything you like, enjoy anything you have is the best.

Submitted by Toanrt on Tue, 06/08/2019 - 15:29

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living alone totally cause I don't like small talks between people and need almost all of the time being alone for works and having fun ^^

Submitted by shalliirda on Mon, 05/08/2019 - 15:29

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i prefer live alone because sometimes i like the quiet atmosphere. and also i can do whatever i want without being distrubing by others. but if my friends want to stay a few night, I will gladly allow it!

Submitted by Muhammad Faroo… on Sun, 04/08/2019 - 08:32

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I prefer to live alone, if I will afford, other wise I want to share my room.

Submitted by Santika on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 10:00

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If I were single, I prefer live alone in one house. But if I can not afford a small flat or house with one bedroom, I prefer to rent a room in a house with females that also singles with shared kitchen and living room. But if I have to, it's OK also to share bathroom too. The fourth choice is to rent an ensuite room in a house with male and female with shared kitchen and living room. I ever rent a room with male and female with shared living room and bathroom. No kitchen available. The house located in calm and save neighborhood where mostly stable family live there, children going to school, father going for work and mother take care their house. My male and female room mates are going to school and day-working worker. The host live in the same house at different area. They are old couple.

Submitted by Dimpy on Thu, 25/07/2019 - 10:10

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Although I prefer to live alone but if I have to share a three-bedroom house with two female housemates then I will gladly do it.