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    #1

    proper name

    Hi,

    Let's assume that I am talking about a footballer, and I want to say something like him such as:

    -He was a David Beckham for our team, he was a Maradona. I can't figure out how to play without him anymore.

    I would like to ask if we can put 'a/an' before a proper name.

    Thanks...

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    Re: proper name

    Certainly. It means that his value to your team was as great as Beckham's was to the teams he played for.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: proper name

    You could also say, "He was the David Beckham of our team."

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