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# Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction

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20 May 2003, 16:59
Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction of housing density, allows for more open space in areas where ( little water or services exists).

How do you know little modifies both nouns in or clause?

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20 May 2003, 17:27
one is count noun (services) and the other is a non-count noun (water)

little can be used only with noun-count nouns (in this case water)
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20 May 2003, 19:29
That's true but

when you use an or phrase does the first adjective describe both?

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20 May 2003, 19:41
IMHO.......

"Little" is not an adjective here, it is a quantifier. It "quantifies" the nouns associated.

"in areas where little water or food exists"

"in areas where little water or few services exist"
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23 May 2003, 06:25
Can you say hot people or services?

Does hot describe both things.

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25 May 2003, 22:31
brstorewala wrote:
one is count noun (services) and the other is a non-count noun (water)

little can be used only with noun-count nouns (in this case water)

I think services is a non-count noun. I can't verify it in any of the dictionaries that I have at hand though.
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29 May 2003, 17:01
Can you say hot people or things?

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30 May 2003, 00:32
"services" is count noun.... "This employment agency offers few services"

"service" is non-count noun... "I get more service at the other restaurant"

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30 May 2003, 07:20

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24 Sep 2008, 04:57
i agree with bb here
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01 Jan 2011, 04:00
(E)

(A) little water or services exist
(B) little water or services exists
(C) few services and little water exists
(D) there is little water or services available
(E) there are few services and little available water
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Re: Adjective Modifiying Two Nouns With Or construction?   [#permalink] 01 Jan 2011, 04:00
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