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    a terrorist suspect

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    The National Police counter-terrorism unit, Densus 88, raided a shop allegedly rented by a terrorist suspect at Cimahi, West Java, on Friday, as a follow-up investigation after an earlier raid in Bandung regency where three alleged terrorists were shot dead.
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    terrorist is a noun acting as an adjective
    suspect - is an adjective acting as a noun.
    a refers to suspect.

    Am I right?
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    Re: a terrorist suspect

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Sorokin View Post
    Hello.
    (the beginning of an artcle)

    terrorist is a noun acting as an adjective
    suspect - is an adjective acting as a noun.
    a refers to suspect.

    Am I right?
    Thank you.
    I'd call it a compound noun.

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    Re: a terrorist suspect

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Sorokin View Post
    Hello.
    (the beginning of an artcle)

    terrorist is a noun acting as an adjective
    suspect - is an adjective acting as a noun.
    a refers to suspect.

    Am I right?
    Thank you.
    Why do you think that "suspect" is an adjective acting as a noun? "Suspect" is a noun. It can be an adjective in the right context but here, it's a noun.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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