gold house/golden house

  • PaulQ

    English - England
    As an adjective, "golden" usually refers to the colour. -> "They sat and watched the golden sunset." "He wore a golden ring" = "His ring was the same colour of gold but I don't know if it were really gold... it could have been brass."
    "Gold" is a noun and should be used only to refer to the metal. -> "He wore a gold ring." = "He wore a ring [[that was] made] of gold."

    Compare with silver/silvern; brass/brazen; iron/ferrous, etc.
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