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Origin of great-grandmother
Words nearby great-grandmother
What does great-grandmother mean?
A great-grandmother is the mother of a person’s grandparent (the grandmother of a person’s parent).
When a mother’s child has their own children, that mother becomes a grandmother. When those children have their own children, she becomes a great-grandmother.
Should great-grandmother be capitalized?
Great-grandmother should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Great-grandmother that I miss her.
But great-grandmother does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to her, as in Please tell my great-grandmother that I miss her.
Example: My kids were lucky enough to get to know three of their great-grandmothers.
Where does great-grandmother come from?
The first records of the word great-grandmother 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-grandmother is the mother of your great-grandmother. Most people refer to their great-grandmothers with titles like great-grandma and great-grandmom, sometimes in combination with a name, as in Great-Grandma Marie.
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How is great-grandmother used in real life?
Great-grandmother can be used as a title, but many families use their own unique names. Still, the title that grandchildren use for their grandmother often stays the same even after she becomes a great-grandmother.
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Alice Walker says in her title essay for “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens” that quilting or arranging flowers or making a garden were ways our great grandmothers/ancestors created beauty or made art or told stories when literacy was forbidden or inaccessible.
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Is great-grandmother used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m a great-grandmother of 18, a grandmother of 12, and a mother of four, so I know a thing or two about temper tantrums.
Example sentences from the Web for great-grandmother
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.’
Great American leaders have long contributed profound thoughts of tremendous consequence to the public discourse.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“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