Grammar Patterns

Nouns used in names

Nouns used in names

Some nouns are always or often used as part of a name. When used like this, they begin with a capital letter.There are three patterns, of which the first is the most frequent.Pattern 1
 adjective/noun/possessiveNoun
theBournemouthEcho
theRoyalExchange
 NiagaraFalls
 PooleHarbour
 St Richard'sHospice
Pattern 2
 Nounofnoun
theCapeofGood Hope
the RoyalCollegeofPhysicians
theLeagueofNations
Pattern 3
 Nounadjective/noun
 CapeHorn
theMassifCentral
 PiazzaArmerina
Nouns with these patterns belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'House' groupThe 'Organization' groupThe 'Church' groupThe 'School' groupThe 'Republic' groupThe 'Road' groupThe 'Overture' groupThe 'News' groupThe 'Desert' groupNouns with other meanings

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