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Re: Double impact at K-T boundary ?

On Tue, Aug 31st, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Richard Cowen <cowen@blueoakfarm.com> wrote:

> If I am writing in English I shall naturally and reasonably apply  
> English usage. There are many languages that do not have articles, but  
> that's their problem. And if I were to write in Ukrainian or Russian I  
> would naturally use their correct constructions. So whether it's the  
> Ukraine or the Urals, or even the Bungle-Bungles, I shall carefully  
> and precisely, even proudly, do my duty and use English usage in  
> English prose.

You would be correct for the Urals and the Bungle-Bungles, as those are both 
plurals and neither is 
a country. Ukraine however is a country, and not pluralised. Only if you were 
talking about the 
Ukrainian People's Republic would your English usage be correct.


Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj