A Mohammed Amir-inspired

  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    Normally, proper nouns like Essex don't take an article. However, when there's an adjective (like Mohammad Amir-inspired), they can do so. It means "not only Essex but this particular kind of Essex". It would have been the same without Amir's name: "An inspired Essex bowled Yorkshire out..."
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    A Mohammad Amir-inspired Essex = An Essex team whose characteristics on this occasion were inspired by Mohammad Amir.

    Edit: Also see Keith above.
     
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