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    Question Making adjectives of residents of Cities

    Q. My city name is Karachi. What do you call the residents of this city, either Karachities, Karachean or something else? What is the rule in English in this respect?

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    Default Re: Making adjectives of residents of Cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Fairy View Post
    Q. My city name is Karachi. What do you call the residents of this city, either Karachities, Karachean or something else? What is the rule in English in this respect?
    I'd say "Karachiite". (Rhymes with "Shiite")
    Here is one example (you can find plenty of others):
    http://pkpolitics.com/discuss/topic/how-karachiite-punjabis-are-being-treated-after-the-rise-of-mqm

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    Default Re: Making adjectives of residents of Cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Fairy View Post
    What is the rule in English in this respect?
    I think that we go for the one that sounds best and is easily recognisable, so I would use the same as Raymott.

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    Default Re: Making adjectives of residents of Cities

    And what are the people called who live in flats (irrespective of tenancy or land lordship)?

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    And what are the people called who live in flats (irrespective of tenancy or land lordship)?
    This question is also waiting to be answered by an expert. I request teachers to have a look at this question too and help me out.

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    Default Re: Making adjectives of residents of Cities

    I'd call them "renters."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Making adjectives of residents of Cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Fairy View Post
    This question is also waiting to be answered by an expert. I request teachers to have a look at this question too and help me out.
    Now you know why it's to your advantage to start a new thread for an unrelated question.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Making adjectives of residents of Cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Now you know why it's to your advantage to start a new thread for an unrelated question.

    Rover
    Do you really think that way, sir? I don't think my second question was unrelated that's why I posted in the same thread. But if that is really so, I will post it in a new thread.
    Thanks, sir.

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