academic and think tank expert

  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    An academic is, more or less by definition, an academic expert - but we don't say 'academic expert', so your 'academic' is a noun on its own, parallel with 'think tank expert'.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Academic is a noun - someone associated with academia

    – one by academic and think tank expert Andrew Wilson
    = – one by Andrew Wilson who is an academic and a think tank expert
     
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