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    Adjective and noun - how to use?

    Hello,
    Why the phrase "consul general" is not general consul? because I know that we need to write the adjective before the noun.
    Consul is a noun
    General is an adjective.

    The question is very important in order to understand how to write correctly.
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    Re: Adjective and noun - how to use?

    As I told you on the other thread, this happens. Sometimes adjectives follow nouns: Attorney General, Consul General, Mother-in-law, Court Martial, etc. It just is what it is.

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    Re: Adjective and noun - how to use?

    O.K, Thank you!

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    Re: Adjective and noun - how to use?

    They're called post-positive adjectives. (Click on the underlined link to read more.)

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    Re: Adjective and noun - how to use?

    So, I don't have to salute the Surgeon General?

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    Re: Adjective and noun - how to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    So, I don't have to salute the Surgeon General?
    Maybe yes
    Thank you all!

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