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bir used with profession names
1.       sufler
358 posts
 31 Oct 2013 Thu 11:56 pm


Would you place "bir" in this setence?

My son is a writer - Oğlum (?) yazar.

2.       Henry
2604 posts
 01 Nov 2013 Fri 03:13 am


Quoting sufler


Would you place "bir" in this setence?

My son is a writer - Oğlum (?) yazar.


 I have been told that using the ´bir´ is unnecessary, unless you add adjectives.

Oğlum çok iyi bir yazar (My son is a very good writer)

Oğlum ünlü bir yazar (My son is a famous writer)

Oğlum yazar(dır). My son is a writer

3.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 01 Nov 2013 Fri 05:41 am

You can say: "Oğlum bir yazar."
Also you can say: "Oğlum, yazar."


No difference between "Oğlum bir doktor." and "Oğlum doktor."

But "Oğlum bir yazar." is more clear than "Oğlum yazar." because of the verb "yaz(-mak)"

yazar: (as a profession) writer

yazar: he/she writes, simple present tense.

If you use "...bir yazar", it definetly means a writer, an author. No confusion.

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4.       sufler
358 posts
 01 Nov 2013 Fri 12:37 pm


Yes, honestly that´s why I asked for this example

I knew it´s quite ambiguous and I wanted to know if Turks would rather do something to avoid the confusion, like putting "bir" before the noun. And now I know you do

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