Questions tagged [attributive-nouns]

For questions about nouns that modify another noun. It acts like an adjective and can be removed without affecting the grammar of the sentence. For example, "elementary school", "afternoon light" or "turkey stew".

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“Noun1+Preposition+Noun2” VS. “Noun2+Noun1”

If i want to write sentences such as the following ones, 1 Some people value the beliefs in respect. 2)The president gave him an approval to the policy. 3) there is a demand for water in some poor ...
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What is the difference between city centre and city's centre?

I was wondering about what's the difference because I always learned it as city centre, but now I read it like that, and... Is it the same?
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Copper as an adjective to refer to something made of copper

According to the dictionaries, "copper" aside from that is the name of a reddish-brown soft metal, as an adjective means a reddish brown color too. I need to make sure if it can be used as an ...
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How do you write “wild blueberries flavored”?

How do you write "wild blueberries flavored"? I am wondering if we need to add hyphens (-) and how many. So, for example, is it "wild-blueberries flavored" or "wild-blueberries-flavored" or something ...
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When should you change 'Facility Manager' to 'Facilities Manager' or should it stay 'Facility Manager'?

In a document I am correcting the manager of the building is referred to as the Facilities Manager. Should it be Facility Manager if they are only the manager of one building? And when would, if ever, ...
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Is “school” a preposition in “The School day never goes too slowly”?

Is School a preposition in this sentence?: The School day never goes too slowly. If it is not what part of speech is it?
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“Copyrights issues” or “copyright issues”? What about “rights issues”? Shouldn't the attributive noun be in the singular?

I have always thought it should be copyright issues instead of copyrights issues, and Google search results also support that copyright issues is much more common. I thought it was simple, as ...
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Breaking down a sentence and an attribute clause

Frost's Descent is the last solar term of autumn, during which time the weather becomes much colder than before and frost begins to appear. "during which = when" introduce an attributive clause “...
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Is the word “dairy” in “dairy farmer” being used as a noun or adjective?

Is the word "dairy" in "dairy farmer" being used as a noun or adjective?
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Gym changing room, why gym not genitive

In an English study book a task consisted of listening and writing down what you heard. One of the sentences was: Fiona and Charlotte met in the gym changing room. Why is the above correct? The ...
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Attributive nouns order Vs. Adjectives order

I would like to get the answer for this question from an English native speaker. In my mother language, which is Aramaic, we always use the adjectives and the attributive nouns after the noun being ...
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“Crime reducing” Vs. “Crime reduction”

1) Capital punishment could be a crime reduction tool. 2) Capital punishment could be a crime-reducing tool What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences? In other words, can ...
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Why “pensions products”?

The Cambridge Dictionary has a sentence: They can cross-sell to the bank's existing customers and introduce life insurance and pensions products. Pension, though a count noun, here functions as an ...
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Possession or adjective: “Google's products” vs. “Google products” [closed]

My major responsibility is tuning search results on for several of Google's products. Is the above sentence correct or should I use Google instead of Google's?
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Using an article before a noun adjunct

I have an issue with putting articles in phrases like: "the equipment diagnostics and repair", "the equipment damage or breakage", "the Asset user’s explanation", "the asset damage or breakage causing"...
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Which way is correct to say “technologies websites” or “technology websites” and why?

Which way is correct to say "technologies websites" or "technology websites" and why? By a technology website I mean a website that contains some information about technologies
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Rule for nouns: level, weight, index

Is there a rule for the two words (which I suppose are nouns) that the second in below example is always at the end? filling weight (for example of feathers) stress level body index building point ...
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The difference between Compound and attributive nouns

I was told in some websites the the difference between attributive nouns nouns and compound nouns is by looking in any dictionary if there is two noun "like: Cricket ball / apple pie" in a dictionary ...
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Left handside, left hand side, left hand-side?

How do you write 'left hand side' and 'right hand side'? Example: If necessary, select the review language from the language selection box in the left hand side menu bar (by default, the review ...
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attributive noun VS compound nouns

Hi everyone how are you? I have an issue with"how can I distinguish between attributive nouns and compound nouns especially with separated words of compound?? What are the similarities and ...
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Can the difference in velocities be called as “velocities difference”?

Tortoises walk with the speed of 0.133 m/s. Rabbits run with the speed of 20 m/s. The difference in their speed is Δv = 20 - 0.133 ≈ 20 m/s. Can I say the speeds difference/velocities difference of ...
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meaning of 'a theory of political human nature'

Which one is the meaning of 'a theory of political human nature'? a theory of the political nature of humans a theory of the nature of political humans I myself guess the first one is meant. The ...
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Genitive Case, when use apostrophe and why not allways

I'm writing an article about computer science and I have the following problems: Is method's name the same as method name? Is attribute’s name the same as attribute name? Is property's name the ...
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“Assumptions” is a noun, can I use “they” to refer to it?

If I refer to "assumptions" in one statement, can someone else refer to "assumptions" as they in his/her answer? For example: He: Assumptions can be true as well. She: No, they are not.
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“Our class’ picnic” or “Our class picnic”

I have an exercise which requires me to choose the incorrect word or phrase in a sentence and correct it: We all looked forward to going on our class's picnic on the last day of the semester. It ...
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“Ropes Proverbs” or “Rope Proverbs”?

I found this page, which title is 'Ropes Proverbs'. http://proverbicals.com/ropes/ I wonder if the plural form of the adjective ("ropes") is correct - or should it be "Rope proverbs" - or maybe ...
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using coward vs. cowardly in a sentence

He was a coward xyz soldier. He was a cowardly xyz soldier. here xyz is the adj. 'of a particular country'.. which of the two is correct and why? In addition to the question above.. can't a ...
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Chops of pork or pork chops?

What is the correct way to say it? I have heard "chops of pork" is incorrect, but I do not understand why? What is the rule to follow?
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“Baker House” or “Baker's House” for combined business and home

I'm trying to say by this expression that I am baker and this is my home. This is the name of my business - cafe & bakery. And customers is like a guests in my home. Are this expression is correct?...
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why is Justice League written like that and it is not like “League of justice”

This is a more general context but just to give an example of my question: Why is it written as Justice League and not as League of Justice? I am a spanish speaker and in spanish it is "Liga de la ...
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“translation rate” or “translational rate”?

When expressing the meaning "rate at which the mRNA is translated to proteins by ribosomes", should I use "translational rate" or "translation rate"? And similarly, when describing efficiency of this ...
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Why is it car exhaust fumes and not car's exhaust fumes? & What type of nouns are they? [duplicate]

I would like to know what type of nouns car exhaust fumes, car accident, school day, air quality... are because, many times, I write such nouns with apostrophes, like car's exhaust fumes, air's ...
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It's “scenes comparisons” or “scene comparisons”?

I make videos comparing scenes from 2 movies. I use scenes (it's always more than one movie) or scene in the title?
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Talking about colors. Orange juice and a juice of orange color

"Orange juice" is a juice from an orange, but what if I wanted to say that the juice is orange in color? Can it be also "orange juice"? What are the different ways to talk about a color? I think of "...
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Why is “letter” not plural in “two letter words”?

Why is "letter" not plural in "two letter words"? For me it's very strange as the equivalent in French would be plural but my English friend finds it totally normal.
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Noun vs. adjective as a modifier? “molecule structure” vs. “molecular structure”

I cannot tell the difference regarding definition between compound nouns and nouns preceded by an adjective. For example: River pollution is a serious environmental issue. River pollution is a ...
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Why do we say *Police Departament* instead of *Departament of Police*?

Why do we say in English Police Departament instead of Departament of Police.
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Is it “newspaper reports” or “newspapers reports”

Somebody read many newspapers which presented a specific event in various ways. How should I write, "newspaper reports", "newspapers reports", "newspapers' reports"? He recognized in the ...
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Student Names or Student's Names or Student's Name

I have a list of Students. What should I use for heading of Students. Student Names or Student's Names or Student's Name
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Do you say “A robust type horse” or “A robust horse type”?

What's the correct ordering of words: "A robust type horse" or "A robust horse type" ?
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Why “safe navigation operator” instead of “safe navigational operator”?

There is a terminology "safe navigation operator" in programming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_navigation_operator But "navigation" is a noun, why an adjective "navigational" is not used? I ...
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Meaning of “root project”

When I read this Stack Overflow answer, the following phrase was quoted from the documentation: in the root project 's build.gradle: I do not know meaning of that, and I could not find the meaning....
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What does the word “potential” describe, “products” or “impact”?

Has an assessment been conducted to evaluate potential products impact due to this nonconformity? This is a sentence written by an American . I would like to know what does the word “potential” ...
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“contribution to the reaction of micro silica” or “micro silica contribution reaction” [closed]

Which sentence is correct? How does contribution to the reaction of micro silica change by increasing the amount of water in SCC? or How does micro silica contribution reaction, change by ...
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Why do we say “study window” not “study's window”? [duplicate]

Do you know why we say study window not study's window although we mean the window which belongs to a study(room)? I want to know the reason.
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Why do we say “study window” not “study's window”? [duplicate]

Do you know why we say study window not study's window although we mean the window which belongs to study(room)?
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What is the order in the adjective forms? -music/musical instrument vs. -biology/biology class

Is there any order in the way the adjectives form? There's Music --> Musical instrument electricity --> electrical circuit logic --> logical sentence But Biology --> biology class ...
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“The stubble of several nights” vs. “several nights' stubble”

I happened to run into the following example in Collins: His face was covered with the stubble of several nights. I think the underlying pattern is "a thing achieved of a period of time". I'm not ...
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using nouns to modify nouns

I am wondering whether it is OK to use a noun to modify a couple of other nouns. For example, is it correct to write: The computer brands HP, DELL, Apple and IBM are becoming the symbols of IT ...
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In what cases I should skip 's in possessive case?

I notice that in some cases people skip the 's in the possessive case. But I cannot understand what rule they use. For example: attribute declaration, but not attribute's declaration or ...