Template:en-proper noun

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en-proper noun


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Alternative names:
{{en-proper-noun}}
{{en-prop}}

Use this template to show the inflection line of an English proper noun. This template shows the proper noun in bold, optionally linking its components, and the noun's plural inflection, if applicable.

If the term has countable senses, the template can indicate whether the term is sometimes or always countable:

{{en-proper noun|s}}
{{en-proper noun|s|-}}
{{en-proper noun|~|es}}
{{en-proper noun|~|...}}

Parameters

If the proper noun is uncountable, no parameters are necessary.

If the proper noun is countable and forms its plural by adding -s or -es), specify that suffix; e.g., on "Alex":

{{en-proper noun|es}}
Alex (plural Alexes)

Singular
Alex

Plural
Alexes

If the noun has an irregular plural, specify it; e.g., on "Superman":

{{en-proper noun|Supermen}}
Superman (plural Supermen)

Singular
Superman

Plural
Supermen

If the proper noun is both countable and uncountable, depending on use, use "~" followed by the plural parameter; e.g., on "America":

{{en-proper noun|~|s}}
America (countable and uncountable; plural Americas)

Singular
America

Plural
(countable and uncountable) Americas

If the proper noun is has multiple plural forms, use additional positional parameters; e.g., on "Cathy":

{{en-proper noun|Cathys|Cathies}}
Cathy (plural Cathys or Cathies)

Singular
Cathy

Plural
Cathys or Cathies