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Posted by on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 7:09pm.

Is lady or lunch lady a proper noun in the following sentence?

The lunch lady told me that I had to pay three dollars.

  • Reading - , Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 7:15pm

    I would hyphenate lunch-lady. That is the correct term to indicate which person told you that.

  • Reading - , Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 7:19pm

    Okay, so if I hyphenate it will it make it a proper noun?

  • Reading - , Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 7:36pm

    No. Lunch lady is a common noun.

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