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    Smile a simple question :)

    Hi,

    I'll give you some example expressions to make clear what my question is about:
    1. George W. Bush test (a newspaper headline, I suppose that it doesn't mean that Mr Bush is performing a test),
    2. George W. Bush's test,
    3. a test of George W. Bush.

    Could you explain to me if there are any differences in meaning here? When can we use each of these constructions and when not? Sorry if the question doesn't make sense...

    Pawel

    You're doing really good job

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    Without more context it is unclear what is meant by the first one. The second one could be either a test that was designed or administered by Mr. Bush or a test that was performed on or given to Mr. Bush. The third one could only be a test that Mr. Bush had to undergo. (It was given to or administered to him.)


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    Default Re: a simple question :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pawel_26
    1. George W. Bush test (a newspaper headline, I suppose that it doesn't mean that Mr Bush is performing a test)
    Welcome , and thank you for the job well-done comment. It's appreciated by all.

    In addition to RonBee's information, and with regards to 1., context would be helpful, but as is, I'd say the phrase is adjective+noun:

    George W. Bush (adjective) test (noun)

    Q: What's the test about?
    A: It's about George W. Bush. It's a test on Bush. How well do you know him?

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    Default Re: a simple question :)

    Thanks Casiopea and RonBee! You're very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawel_26
    Thanks Casiopea and RonBee! You're very helpful.
    You're welcome.

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