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The sentences should involve the repetition of a concrete or proper noun.
Although in the majority of cases black is used as a proper noun, referring to the collective culture, history, way of life, and spiritual/political foundations of a people, and used synonymously with African, Caribbean, Yoruba, et al.
To agree that the Internet is a trademarked, proper noun and then campaign to demote it on philosophical grounds, as Turow does, is at least an informed position.
The catalogue, reproduced in full as an appendix, is confined to relative-clause-based formulae in any of three structural variations: Proper Noun + Relative Pronoun + Relative Clause ('god [thorn]at suffered passioun'); Pronoun + Relative Pronoun + Relative Clause ('Hym [thorn]at dyed on rode'); Preposition + Possessive Pronoun + Noun+Relative Clause ('For his loue [thorn]at [thorn]is warld ha[thorn] wrouzt').
They present us with two arguments for why proper nouns in simplified novels should be considered as words that do not require previous learning: a) the text reveals what we need to know about the proper nouns as the story progresses, and b) the initial capitalized letter of the proper noun informs the reader that it is a proper noun, which is already an important piece of information.
The absence of an apostrophe would lead us to believe that it is the plural of a proper noun.
This reader, for one, was particularly impressed with the chapters on God as a proper noun and on sex-specific singular pronouns for God.
Liz Coates is referred to as "Liz," "Liz Coates," or "she" throughout the story and without significant variation even after she has been with Jim, a situation ripe for a distinction between "girl" and "woman," say, or the dropping of the proper noun "Liz" to indicate a fundamental change or loss.
From the Panama Canal locks to the Brooklyn Bridge cables, from semiconductors to cordless phones, the "makers" of the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have been making and remaking the world long before the Maker Movement became a proper noun.
One you can't use because it's a proper noun, and that's Obama.
These are all adjectives which, when juxtaposed with any proper noun beginning with the letter G, are just as alliterative as glorious.
The proper noun is not enough; there must be a verb.

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