Grammar Patterns

n N

The first noun indicates a subject area, and the second noun refers to a person who is very good at this subject or skilled in this area.
A bitter feud broke out among the five children of former Spurs soccer ace Danny Blanchflower.
Casiraghi was killed defending his title of world offshore racing champion, when his boat hit a wave and somersaulted at speed.
Smith was not only a first-class painter but an archaeologist, architect and explosives expert.
He has studied the psychology of adventure education and the company has recruited a children's fitness specialist to give advice.
  • ace
  • blue (rugby)
  • champion
  • cognoscenti
  • connoisseur
  • expert
  • greats (jazz)
  • prodigy
  • specialist
  • star
  • whizz-kid
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