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Dear Ted:

Is it "income source" or "source of income"?

If both are possible, do they have the same meaning?

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:



Is it "income source" or "source of income"?

If both are possible, do they have the same meaning?

*** They mean the same thing; only the sentence structure is different.

INCOME SOURCE  = source is the noun and income is the adjective modifying "source"

SOURCE OF INCOME = source is the noun, modified by the prepositional [adjectival] phrase "of income."

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