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Which expression is more correct? "The pirate cat" or "the cat pirate"?

edited November 2016 in A Question of English
Are both correct or only one? Maybe I would use something similar to give the name to a company.

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  • Paolo12Paolo12 Posts: 15 ✭✭
    I think the first one...the meaning can change If "pirate" is an adjective or a noun. What do you want to say? Can you be more specific? What is your idea, "an illegal cat" or "a cat of the pirates"?
  • IrynaIryna Posts: 21 ✭✭
    :o it seems that "The pirate cat".
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,823 mod
    LOL

    It could be that the pirate cat is a cat, but the cat pirate is a pirate who steals cats.

  • Thank you all for your answers.

    @Paolo12 I am looking for the right expression for a cat that makes an activity (for example a cat that is a pirate or a cat that is a jeweler etc.)
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,539 mod
    What about the pirate's cat? Or am I confusing the matter?
  • mheredge said:

    What about the pirate's cat? Or am I confusing the matter?

    No, I am not talking about a cat owned by a pirate.
    What I am looking for is the best way to speak of a cat that is a pirate (or a cook, or a stonecutter etc)
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,539 mod
    Pirate Cat with capital letters denotes that's his title @Unnoticed_bypasser.
  • edited November 2016
    I understand, thank you very much to all!
  • Paolo12Paolo12 Posts: 15 ✭✭
    > @Unnoticed_bypasser said:
    > Thank you all for your answers.
    >
    > @Paolo12 I am looking for the right expression for a cat that makes an activity (for example a cat that is a pirate or a cat that is a jeweler etc.)

    Ah ok, I think the "pirate cat" is right
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