Why is Francaise docteur capitalized but astronome francaise is not?

LeahC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why is Francaise docteur capitalized but astronome francaise is not?

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Leah,

Well spotted!

In fact in the first one -

"...première Française docteur ès ..." Française is a noun ( the first French woman to have a PhD in ) 

in the second 

"... première astronome française...", française is the adjective which is not capitalised ( the first French female astronomer)

Hope this helps!

Why is Francaise docteur capitalized but astronome francaise is not?

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