Sports teams as proper adjectives.


Schools like the university of Florida have the Gator Ticket Office and will write about Gator football. Since the team is the Florida Gators, should they be using the word Gators in those titles?

teams asked Jul 20 '14 at 15:05 Ben New member

"Gators" is a noun, referring to the group (hence, plural). When you say Gator Office or Gator Football, you make the word "Gator" an adjective that describes the noun that follows.

cracker jackFeb 18 '15 at 20:51

add comment

0 answers

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.