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    Miss world vs. World's Miss

    How would you answer this EFL learner's question? ( as an EFL learner)

    "Why we say Miss World and not World's Miss?, and accordingly why we don't say Light Street, and we say Street light" ?

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    Re: Miss world vs. World's Miss

    1. The "miss" in "Miss World" is a title. Same as Mr. Brownstone or Dr. Johnson.

    2. It is a light. It is a light that is on the street. "Street" acts as an adjective. Adjectives, in normal cases, go before the word they modify. A green car. A friendly dog. A car door.

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