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navi
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021 7:20:44 PM
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Are these sentences correct:

1) He hit me with his hammer of a fist.

2) He hit me with his hammers of fists.

3) He lives in a palace of a house.

4) They live in palaces of houses.



Gratefully,
Navi
sureshot
Posted: Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:40:08 AM
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navi wrote:
Are these sentences correct:

1) He hit me with his hammer of a fist.

2) He hit me with his hammers of fists.

3) He lives in a palace of a house.

4) They live in palaces of houses.


Gratefully,
Navi

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I would prefer to say:

- He hit me with a hammer fist.
- He hit me repeatedly with a hammer fist.
- He lives in a palatial house/bungalow/ villa.
- They live in palatial houses/bungalows/ villas.
PowerWriter
Posted: Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:37:10 AM

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sureshot wrote:

I would prefer to say:

- He hit me with a hammer fist.
- He hit me repeatedly with a hammer fist.


Or

He hammered me with his/a fist.
He hammered me with his fists.
Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:50:24 AM
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navi wrote:
Are these sentences correct:

1) He hit me with his hammer of a fist.

2) He hit me with his hammers of fists.

3) He lives in a palace of a house.

4) They live in palaces of houses.

This construction ("A of a B", where A is a metaphor for B) is only used in the singular, so (2) and (4) are incorrect.
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:42:17 AM

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Audiendus wrote:
navi wrote:
Are these sentences correct:

1) He hit me with his hammer of a fist.

2) He hit me with his hammers of fists.

3) He lives in a palace of a house.

4) They live in palaces of houses.

This construction ("A of a B", where A is a metaphor for B) is only used in the singular, so (2) and (4) are incorrect.


Agreed. 1 and 3 are fine.
sureshot
Posted: Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:54:07 PM
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PowerWriter wrote:
sureshot wrote:

I would prefer to say:

- He hit me with a hammer fist.
- He hit me repeatedly with a hammer fist.


Or

He hammered me with his/a fist.
He hammered me with his fists.

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"Hammering with his fist" is different from a hammerfist. A hammerfist is a strike with the bottom of a clenched fist, using an action like swinging a hammer. It can also be used horizontally like a backfist strike using the bottom fist.
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