Questions tagged [proper-nouns]

For questions relating to things that have a name used for an individual person, place, or organization. It is typically spelled with initial capital letters.

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Are "Bashkir" and "Bashkirian" interchangeable adjectives?

The language spoken by the dwellers of Bashkortostan is Bashkir language. There's company named Bashkirian Airlines but also another company named "Bashkir Soda Company". Are the two adjectives ...
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Is republican state's title part of the name?

Is it right if I say: Example: China Full Name: People's Republic of China Name: China Example: United States Full Name: United States of America Name: United States If wrong, then when to include ...
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When to use 'the' in front of a country? [duplicate]

Citizens of the Lithuania, sounds wrong. Citizens of the Russia too. However, citizens of the Ukraine, sounds right. Also of the United States (of America) as well as of the United Kingdom. What is ...
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Why are 'proper nouns' of body enzymes and things the like not capitalized?

Proper nouns are usually capitalized - a primary-school lesson that all of us have learned. Let's look at a substance found in a human body. Arginine (/ˈɑrɡɪniːn/, abbreviated as Arg or R)1 is an ...
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How do I refer to the people living in the particular city? Is it random always?

Where do demonyms come from? At times they take -ite, some times -an, -er and this one is jaw-dropping '-siders!' A person living in New York is a New Yorker (-er) A person living in Delhi is ...
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The Netherlands or just Netherlands in parenthetical constructions

In sentences like The project will be monitored by the company's office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. or The project will be monitored by the company's office in Amsterdam (the ...
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Why aren't currency names capitalized?

It's Australian dollar and not Australian Dollar, It's Indian rupee and not Indian Rupee, it's Japanese yen and not Japanese Yen and so on. I know that... Proper nouns are capitalized. Aren't ...
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How do you pronounce names?

How can I figure out how to pronounce a name? Are there any dictionaries for names which tell us how words are articulated? Are there rules to follow to figure it out? For example, I need to know how ...
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"Don't let dog out" vs "don't let the dog out"

Don't let dog out. Don't let the dog out. Are those sentences both valid, or is only the latter a valid one? Is the needed for non-proper nouns? Is "Don't let Mike out." valid?
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Using "south" when referring to the southern part of a place

In Italian, if I am referring to Southern Europe, I could say Sud Europa (literally "South Europe"), or Europa meridionale. Is South Europe acceptable in English, or could I say "the south of Europe"...

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