4 Answered Questions for the topic attributive nouns
Can a noun work as an adjective, and the adjective as a noun?
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We say "U.S. citizen", but why can't we say "China citizen"? Or can we?
Is the word "U.S." an adjective or a noun modifier in this case? It seems to me that it is an adjective that goes before citizen, because we say "Russian citizen", "Chinese citizen", etc. But if... more
Why do we say “Japan earthquake” and not “Japanese earthquake”?
Isn’t earthquake a noun and the preceding word an adjective? Isn’t “Japanese” the adjectival form of “Japan”?