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    Gripper's Avatar Dexter's Apprentice.
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    Which of these two sentances is correct or are they both right

    # The recipe called for two teaspoonsful of sugar.
    # The recipe called for two teaspoonfuls of sugar.


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    The recipe called for two teaspoonsful of sugar ?

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    the other one


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    Yes.


    9.857844 milliliters.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 09-19-2005 at 08:38 PM.

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    The recipe called for two teaspoonfuls of sugar.

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    I'll let it run for a bit longer

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    1 Ladle of sugar... can't go wrong then

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    teaspoons full

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    Some language experts say the first sentence is correct because the word teaspoon is the noun and ful modifies it. AP style, however, calls for adding an s to compound words that are solid on the argument that the two words together form a complete noun: handfuls, cupfuls, tablespoonfuls. (Still other wordsmiths would argue that teaspoonful is an unnecessarily long word and the proper wording here should be: The recipe called for two teaspoons of sugar.)

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    What does "AP style" mean.

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