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What is the difference and make up of these two sentences.I live in a two bedroom house.I live in a house with two bedrooms........why bedroom and bedrooms is there an object noun relationship issue ?

asked Sep 03 '13 at 09:58 Tam New member

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"I"=Subject

"live"=Verb

"in a two-bedroom house." = Prepositional Phrase beginning with the preposition "in"; ending with the object "house"; acting as an adverb telling where you "live", the verb.

"two-bedroom" = Adjective INSIDE of the prepositional phrase; modifying the object, "house"

 

"I" = Subject

"live" = Verb

"in a house" = Prepositional Phrase ONE; beginning with the preposition "in"; ending with the object, "house"; acting as an adverb telling where you "live", the verb

"with two bedrooms" = Prepositional Phrase TWO; beginning with the preposition "with"; ending with the object "bedrooms"; acting as an adjective telling what kind of "house", a noun

"two" = Adjective INSIDE of the prepositional phrase; modifying the object, "bedrooms"

 

Long story short:

Sentence one has a single prepositional phrase with adjectives inside of it describing the object.

Sentence two has two prepositional phrases with Prep. Phrase Two working as an adjective to describe Prep. Phrase One.

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(EDIT) Important Additional Note (in comment):

I wanted to clarify something.

The reason you should have "two-bedroom" hyphenated in the first sentence is because "two-bedroom" is a noun being used as an adjective (discussed supra).

Since the noun-adjective bedroom has its own adjective--two--it needs to be separated from its personal adjective with a hyphen.

In the second sentence, you don't need a hyphen because bedroom is acting as a noun (not an adjective) and two is its own adjective.

"I live in a two-bedroom house." (hyphen)

"I live in a house with two bedrooms." (no hyphen)

link edited Sep 04 '13 at 04:14 Aaron Prejean Expert

Additional note:I wanted to clarify something.The reason you should have "two-bedroom" in the first sentence is because "two-bedroom" is a noun being used as an adjective. Since the noun-adjective bedroom has its own adjective--two--it needs to be separated from its personal adjective with a hyphen.In the second sentence, you don't need a hyphen because bedroom is acting as a noun (not an adjective) and two is its own adjective.

Aaron PrejeanSep 04 '13 at 04:10

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I live in a two-bedroom house. In the first sentence, the two-bedroom serves as an adjective. In the second sentence,  two bedrooms serves as a compound noun. There isn't any change in the meaning in both the sentences.

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