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    Default the Gareth Edwards try

    Hello.
    In sports, if a game turns, or is turned, something significant happens which changes the way the game is developing.
    the Gareth Edwards try which turned the game between France and Wales in Paris in 1971.
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    Does that mean I can use proper names as adjectives?
    the Gareth Edwards' try
    the Gareth Edwards try

    -- both are correct?


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    Default Re: the Gareth Edwards try

    You can say either

    The Gareth Edwards try which turned the game...

    or

    Gareth Edwards' try, which turned the game...

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    Default Re: the Gareth Edwards try

    Quote Originally Posted by Vik-Nik-Sor View Post
    Hello.

    Collisn Cobuild

    Does that mean I can use proper names as adjectives?
    the Gareth Edwards' try
    the Gareth Edwards try

    -- both are correct?
    Because you used the definite article before the name, I would use the non-possessive form. If you eliminate "the", I would use the possessive form.

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    Default Re: the Gareth Edwards try

    "Does that mean I can use proper names as adjectives?"

    Yes it does. The Mahler symphony, the Barry Gordy sound, the Dickensian sentence structure and so forth are all common and natural constructions.

    "Both are correct?"

    No. I agree with Rover. If you want to use the possessive you must omit the definite article.

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    Default Re: the Gareth Edwards try

    Quote Originally Posted by Vik-Nik-Sor View Post
    Does that mean I can use proper names as adjectives?
    You can.

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