Origin of great-grandfather
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What does great-grandfather mean?
A great-grandfather is the father of a person’s grandparent (the grandfather of a person’s parent).
When a father’s child has their own children, that father becomes a grandfather. When those children have their own children, he becomes a great-grandfather.
Should great-grandfather be capitalized?
Great-grandfather should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Great-grandfather that I miss him.
But great-grandfather does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to him, as in Please tell my great-grandfather that I miss him.
Example: My kids were lucky enough to get to know three of their great-grandfathers.
Where does great-grandfather come from?
The first records of the word great-grandfather come from the 1500s. The prefix grand- is used in family terms to indicate a person who is one generation removed, as in grandparent and grandchild. The prefix great- indicates yet another generation.
Another great- can be added for each generation. For example, your great-great-grandfather is the father of your great-grandfather. Most people refer to their great-grandfathers with titles like great-grandpa and great-grandpop, sometimes in combination with a name, as in Great-Grandpa Frank.
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How is great-grandfather used in real life?
Great-grandfather can be used as a title, but many families use their own unique names. Still, the title that grandchildren use for their grandfather often stays the same even after he becomes a great-grandfather.
I'm trying to figure out how to refer to this vehicle driven by my great-great grandfather. Anyone know if it's more properly described as a wagon or carriage? Photo dates to approximately 1915, probably Dallas area. (Poor hungry horse!) pic.twitter.com/RJeR5jb14C
— Maud Newton (@maudnewton) August 3, 2020
My great aunt found this love letter written in 1936 from my great grandfather to my great grandmother and i – pic.twitter.com/F07vuBXOqJ
— Chelsea Stahl (@chelseastahl) July 26, 2020
Raise your hand if you have a father, grandfather or great-grandfather who was fighting Nazis! They were #Antifa! Anti-Fascist fighters.
— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@EdanClay) July 27, 2020
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Is great-grandfather used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m a great-grandfather of 18, a grandfather of 12, and a father of four, so I know a thing or two about temper tantrums.
How to use great-grandfather in a sentence
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
It would became one of the first great mysteries in the United States of America, as it was only then 23 years old.
Unfortunately, this is more about protecting the legacy of a ‘great man.’
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“He turned pale, trembled to a great degree, was much agitated, and began to cry,” she told the court.
"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The country is well inhabited, for it contains fifty-one cities, near a hundred walled towns, and a great number of villages.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
This is a feature by means of which it is always possible to distinguish the Great Horsetail from any other species.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin