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    IS the Prouds wrong?

    Hello.

    I am writing a novel about a tribe called the Prouds. Because they were very proud and never give in to anybody.
    Is the word Prouds wrong, because Word program puts red line under it. Is it because adjective for plural comes in singular form like the poor, the rich?

    Simply can I use the Word Prouds a name for the tribe? I also want to name my novel The Prouds reffering to the tribe, can I?

    Do not we say the braves for example?

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    #2

    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    First of all, you can use whatever word you want to for that fictional tribe of yours.

    Word marks "Prouds" wrong because "proud" is an adjective, and it has no plural form. (But see the previous paragraph.)

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    #3

    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    Say:

    Because they were very proud and never gave in to anybody.

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    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    Terms like "the poor" and "the rich" are not adjectives. They are nouns. And they are already plural.

    You need to work on your punctuation.

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    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    Joe Man, Bill Foot, Henry Goose, Elihue Ugly and Ebenezer Proud settled with their families on a remote island many years ago. As the years passed, other families joined them, but when I settled on the island a couple of centuries after the original settlement, the Mans, Foots, Gooses, Uglys and Prouds still made up over 85% of the population.

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    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Terms like "the poor" and "the rich" are not adjectives.
    That's debatable.

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    #7

    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    If they are adjectives, explain the definite article.

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    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    I'll have a go if you care to start a thread in the Linguistics forum. I think it would sidetrack this thread if we discussed it here.

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    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    That's OK. I will just treat them as nouns in this context.

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    Re: IS the Prouds wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That's OK. I will just treat them as nouns in this context.
    Of course they are nouns.

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