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    I am not so good with grammar but my logic tell me it should be 30 dayS money back guarantee (plural with S) but it looks like almost all merchants post it as 30 day money back guarantee (singular).

    So? Can someone clear out my confusion?

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    30 day money back guarantee sounds much gooder than 30 days money back guarantee

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    There's some technical reason for that but I forgot what, and a quick look at Google didn't help. But it sounds wrong to pluralize the word "days" in that sentence because of some rule of grammar. But if you say "Guaranteed for 30 days," that's fine.

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    Strictly speaking it should be " 30-day money back offer ", " 30 days money back offer " is not good English.

    Hyphens often get left out on the internet, it's a growing trend.

    The internet is changing a lot of things - the ideal solution is whatever gets the most SE searches - I have sites where I deliberately spell words wrong because the mis-spelling gets twice as many searches and there is half as much competition!

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    Just as Radegast said.

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    The phrase is used as the object of a sentence. If you were to say "a 30 days guarantee" it means there are 30 guarantees called days. Plus it's gooder too.

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    Heyder has it right. The subject is "guarantee", not the 30 days.

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    I assume English isn't Redfish's first language, and you guys are probably confusing the hell out of him/her.

    "30-day" is adjectival.
    Guarantee is a substantive (or noun).
    It can be either the subject or object of a phrase or sentence.
    In "Our 30-day guarantee is certainly a strong selling point" it is the subject.
    In "We offer a 30-day guarantee" it is the object.

    Now, there could be lurkers from countries all over the world who think 'gooder' is acceptable English, due to this thread.

    Just for the record - it should be 'better'.

    I enjoy a good joke as much as anyone but don't like confusing people who are asking for clarification of a point

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    Thanks for ALL the help especially to Radegast!

    English is my 3rd language.

    I can't imagine I need to use it so much when I am in affiliate marketing! Although it look to you I am still weak, but my English improved so much in the last 1 year!

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    Your English isn't weak!
    It's good.
    I can honestly say, it's better than a lot of English people's.
    I bet it's a lot better than my ability in your first and second languages, too...

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    Who cares?

    Will that make you any more money next week? My money says no...

    Focus on things that *will* put more money in your pockets.

    More *targeted* visitors to your website, that my friend is the bottom line.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Brian-www.my-affiliate-programs.com:
    Who cares?

    Will that make you any more money next week? My money says no...

    Focus on things that *will* put more money in your pockets.

    More *targeted* visitors to your website, that my friend is the bottom line.

    Cheers,

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    Not all reasons are for $$$. That would be a narrow view for the world.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RedFish:
    Not all reasons are for $$$. That would be a narrow view for the world. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Well, Chef, You see .. Writing it in a grammatically correct manner would be beneficial for WORLD PEACE

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    As a new FULL MEMBER I just have to say that it's way to early to start thinking about the whole "Best Thread 2004" thing K

    "I did'nt get where I'm at today by worrying about how I'm going to feel tomorrow."

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    And I must say that the USA loves England after all it's our favorite state.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Robert484848:
    And I must say that the USA loves England after all it's our favorite state.

    "I did'nt get where I'm at today by worrying about how I'm going to feel tomorrow."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You'd better check your geography. England is the capital city of British Columbia not a state.

    [This message was edited by Heyder on January 04, 2004 at 04:13 PM.]

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    they say 30 Return DayS for cookie duration but thats becuase the 'S' stands for 'sale sucked into the bit-bucket'

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    I only have one thing to say.

    OK, two, actually...

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