(example) Alice Roosevelt was the daughter of American President Theodore.

(Q1) Why is "President" capitalized?
(Q2) Is "President" an abstract noun?
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'President' is Theodore Roosevelt's title: 'Mr. Micawber', 'Pres. Roosevelt'. ('President Theodore' using his first name sounds wierd, but perhaps in context it is acceptable.)

'President' is a concrete noun: you can touch one (if the Secret Service agents don't grab you first). 'Presidency' would be a better candidate for an abstract noun.
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- Alice Roosevelt was the daughter of President (Theodore) Roosevelt.
Is this sentence correct? If so, it's surprising to me. I've known that "a/the son/daughter of a proper noun" is incorrect.

If it is correct, is it because there is 'President', or because Theodore Roosevelt is a well-known person?

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Alice Roosevelt was the daughter of American President Theodore.

I'm having trouble accepting "President" as a title as written.

daughter of President Theodore yes or daughter of THE American President

but daughter of American President Theodore no, it reads "American president" not "President Theodore"

what say ye?
I agree Leslie, but as was mentioned, we don't say President Theodore, or President Bill etc!
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Ms. Jandi, that 'rule' is a strange one-- we are all sons and daughters of proper nouns. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins Micawber, Mr. and Mrs. Jandi, American President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, British Prime Minister and Mrs. Tony Blair: these are all proper nouns, and some of them must have children. So are 'Son of King Kong/Godzilla/Tarzan' all correct phrases. Even 'he is a real Hitler in his office' is proper usage.

Have you got a source for that 'ruling'?
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I think that the genitive case form of a proper noun is not [of someone] but [someone's], so I've known that we can say #1, but we can't say #2. Am I wrong?

1. He was punished for flipping up [Mary's skirt] at school today.
2. He was punished for flipping up [the skirt of Mary] at school today.
Ah, I see what you are speaking of, Ms. Jandi. Yes, in your example here you are certainly right. But I think that there are factors of exception-- for instance if the proper noun is long:

'He was punished for flipping up the skirt of Mary Walker, the prelate's daughter, at school today'.

It is certainly the case that:

'She was the daughter of President Roosevelt' = 'She was President Roosevelt's daughter', and the choice of usage here would depend on end stress: which is more significant for the passage, Roosevelt or the daughter.
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