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Re: Double impact at K-T boundary ?
On Tue, Aug 31st, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Richard Cowen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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