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proper adjective

Proper adjectives, like all adjectives, modify nouns, but they are different from other adjectives because they are actually formed from proper nouns.
They are often made from the names of cities, countries, or regions to describe where something comes from, but they can also be formed from the names of religions, brands, or even individuals.
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proper adjective

n.
An adjective formed from a proper noun.

prop′er ad′jective



n.
an adjective formed from a proper noun, as American from America.
[1900–05]
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Trademarks are proper adjectives, never nouns, and at least once in every context in which they appear trademarks should be followed by, and modify, the generic names of the goods and services they identify To determine in any context whether a trademark is being used correctly as a proper adjective, apply the "brand role": trademark + "brand" + generic identifier.
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Trade Marks are Adjectives Trade marks are proper adjectives which modify nouns, in this case, the generic term for the product or service.