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    Golden Coast / Gold Coast

    When I am talking about Gold Coast I mean the city in Australia.

    Which one is grammaticaly more correct?

    Gold Coast or Golden Coast. I think that Golden Coast is better when it comes to grammar.

    So why Gold Coast and not Golden Coast?

    Thanks for explanation.

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    Exclamation Re: Golden Coast / Gold Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    When I am talking about Gold Coast I mean the city in Australia.

    Which one is grammaticaly more correct?

    Gold Coast or Golden Coast. I think that Golden Coast is better when it comes to grammar.

    So why Gold Coast and not Golden Coast?

    Thanks for explanation.
    You can not change South Africa to southern Africa or North America to northern America because these are names of countries(proper nouns). If you say northern America, itdescribes the northern part of North America. New York is a city more than 1000 years old. Can you change the name to Old york? Similarly, Gold cost is the name of a place in South Africa and a city in Australia. Golden cost describes a coast which can be of some significance.
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    Re: Golden Coast / Gold Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    When I am talking about Gold Coast I mean the city in Australia.

    Which one is grammaticaly more correct?

    Gold Coast or Golden Coast. I think that Golden Coast is better when it comes to grammar.

    So why Gold Coast and not Golden Coast?

    Thanks for explanation.
    Names don't necessarily have anything to do with grammar.
    "Gold" is a noun and "Golden" is an adjective. There can be reasons for choosing either one.


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    Re: Golden Coast / Gold Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Names don't necessarily have anything to do with grammar.
    "Gold" is a noun and "Golden" is an adjective. There can be reasons for choosing either one.
    Hm, I'm afraid that I don't understand .

    Aren't gold and golden adjectives in this case? (Gold Coast, Golden Coast) I assume that they are, or not?

    Is golden used only in some metaphoric cases? For example:

    He is a golden child. (he isn't build of gold or gold color, but he is a good child)

    And gold, when describing the color, the material or some tender. E.g.

    A gold nugget is hard to find in these mountians.


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    Please, tell me some basic rule how to distinguish these two adjectives and their usage. Thanks.

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    Re: Golden Coast / Gold Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    Hm, I'm afraid that I don't understand .

    Aren't gold and golden adjectives in this case? (Gold Coast, Golden Coast) Yes, they are both adjectives modifying "Coast".

    Is golden used only in some metaphoric cases? no
    For example, it is also used to describe color.

    He is a golden child. (he isn't build of gold or gold color, but he is a good child)

    And gold, when describing the color, the material or some tender. E.g.
    A gold nugget is hard to find in these mountians. Here "gold" is not describing colour; it is describing what the nugget contains.


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    Please, tell me some basic rule how to distinguish these two adjectives and their usage. Gold is mainly a noun. But practically all nouns can also function as adjectives.
    You can check some (online) dictionaries to learn more about "gold" and "golden".

    Thanks.
    2006

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