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a noun that denotes a particular thing

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As a result, the word 'trump' appeared 2,296 times in the 2017 stories-as a noun (a trump), a proper noun (Trump the name) and as a verb (trumped, trumping), according to a news report.
Firstly, 'Canadian,' 'French,' and many others show that English adjectives derived from proper nouns can quite well have capital letters--the assertion that they cannot is heard only in pleading for a lower-case initial for 'Arctic.' Secondly, 'Arctic' in these constructions is not an adjective, but an attributive use of the noun itself, which stands before another noun, as is common in English and some other languages, to describe it.
After all, we have a precedent for using long proper noun phrases: We treat titles in a similar way.
(She also points out that the Associated Press Guidebook, and almost all newspapers, depart from that treatment, "omitting the 's' after proper nouns ending in 's': John Williams' pen.")
Allowing phrases and proper nouns a much longer seesaw is possible.
Figure 5: English pseudo-plurals involving proper nouns: Proper Noun A Proper Noun B ADAM (JOHN) ADAMS ANDREW (JULIE) ANDREWS DEB (EUGENE V.) DEBS FIELD (W.C.) FIELDS HAYE (RUTHERFORD B.) HAYES Proper Noun A Proper Noun B REEVE (KEANU) REEVES ROGER ROGERS (HORNSBY) STEPHEN (ALEXANDER) STEPHENS WILLIAM (TED) WILLIAMS The examples in the Proper Noun B columns are pseudo-plurals because they resemble plurals from the point of view of spelling and because they are pronounced as the true plurals.
Remember, none of the answers are proper nouns. Solutions in next week's Sunday Mirror
Remember, noRe of the answers are proper nouns. Solutions in Saturday's Daily Mirror
You cannot use plurals, foreign words, or proper nouns, but verb forms ending in "s" are permitted.
** Normally, nouns have general, universal meanings and proper nouns apply specifically to individual things.
In English, capitalization is used for proper nouns, which have a unique identity, referring to "a particular being or thing," according to Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Any word found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary (Tenth Edition) is eligible with the following exceptions: proper nouns; plural nouns, pronouns and possessives; third person singular verbs; hyphenated words; contractions and abbreviations; vulgar slang words; variant spellings of the same word (where another variant is also eligible).
Any word found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary is eligible with the following exceptions: proper nouns; plural nouns, pronouns and possessives; third person singular verbs; hyphenated words; contractions and abbreviations; vulgar slang words; variant spellings of the same word (where another variant is also eligible).
Other additions include updates to the GDELT Event and Global Knowledge Graph every 15 minutes; the identification of relevant imagery, videos, and embedded social media posts in various formats; and the compilation of lists of proper nouns mentioned in each article.
However, <em>Jeopardy!</em> is a game of timing as well as knowledge, so it's clear that Watson will have the advantage for answers that have proper nouns which can be computed quickly.
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