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    adjectives or nouns

    Heīs the director of the school
    or Heīs the school director?

    Itīs a chocolate box
    or Itīs a box of chocolate?


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    Re: adjectives or nouns

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    Heīs the director of the school
    or Heīs the school director?

    ... director of the school. You could also say ... the school's director.

    Itīs a chocolate box
    or Itīs a box of chocolate?
    ... box of chocolates. A chocolate box would be a box MADE of chocolate and could be eaten.

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    Re: adjectives or nouns

    What About:
    The Assembly Of The Students
    The Students' Assembly

    Is It The Same Case. I'm Trying To Establish A Pattern. Thanks


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    Re: adjectives or nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    What about:
    The Assembly Of The Students
    The Students' Assembly

    Is It The Same Case. I'm Trying To Establish A Pattern. Thanks
    Pattern for what?

    Of these two, only "The students' assembly" works.

    An assembly of students OR a student assembly = a group of students who have all assembled for a reason

    (You do not need a capital letter on every word. Only the first word in the sentence or for proper names)

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    Re: adjectives or nouns

    I hadn't noticed all those capital letters and I can't explain what happened... Computers.. What I know is that I had never done that!!!! Thanks a lot (and again) for your tips!

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