Grammar Patterns

n N

The first noun indicates a subject area, and the second noun refers to a person who is very enthusiastic about this subject.
Most customers, including the balloon enthusiast Richard Branson, were very happy with the service they received.
Any football fan would be proud to wear the shirt of a great footballing nation like Holland.
He remained a tennis fanatic to the end, watching Wimbledon on television from his hospital bed in Las Vegas.
  • addict (heroin)
  • addict (TV)
  • aficionado
  • buff
  • devotee
  • enthusiast
  • fan
  • fanatic
  • fiend
  • freak
  • junkie
  • lover
  • maniac
  • nut
  • stalwart (party)
  • supporter (football/Labour)
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