This 28th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-
Olive green is the name of a person. Green is a surname, noun.
We experience different paraphrases. Both cases are exceptable.
‘green olive’ is the determiner describing the specialisation of the noun, olive.
green is a noun.
‘green’ is a collocation showing syntagmatic relations here.
green can be taken as adjective or noun depending on the intonation.
olive is a verb, and green is the adjective.
‘green olive’ modifies the olive.
green is adjective and olive is noun, which is a link/
‘green’ could be modifying the NP, or it could be not modifying anything.
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