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  1. Newbie
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      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Pakistan

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
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    #1

    help me

    Is it correct?
    The great Pakistani.

    I think that the greatest Pakistani is correct.your guidance is needed

  2. Khosro's Avatar
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      • Native Language:
      • Persian
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      • Iran
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      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
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    #2

    Re: help me

    "I learn English and at the same time I teach English"
    ---------------------------------------------------

    I think "the great Pakistani" is correct as much as "the greatest Pakistani" is correct. Imagine a newspaper title:

    Buto: The great Pakistani

    But. I searched google and did not find any "the great Pakistani". What I found was:
    - The great Pakistani singer
    - The great Pakistani leader
    - The great Pakistani flood
    - The great Pakistani .......

    so, I recommend you not to use "the great Pakistani" alone. but always put a word after Pakistani: singer, leader, flood.

    in my native language, Persian, it is very common to say "the great Iranian" but I guess it is not common in English.
    Last edited by Khosro; 30-Jan-2011 at 10:36.

  3. 5jj's Avatar
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      • England
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    #3

    Re: help me

    Khosro is right in that 'the great Pakistani ...', Pakistani (note the initial capital letter) is far more likely to be used as an adjective than a noun. If you are wondering about a particular example, it would be helpful to give more context.

    Please try to give more descriptive titles to your threads than just 'Help'. In this case, 'The great Pakistani - correct?' would have been helpful to members considering which questions to look at.

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