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CHAT: R: Re: CHAT: Yorkshire/Texas (was: dl)

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, April 26, 2001, 16:19
John wrote:

> Andrew Chaney wrote: > > > > Indeed, if memory serves, pre-civil war (1860-ish) the US was much more > > a loose conglomerate of states rather than the unified entity it is
> > Not all that loose. But it did, interestingly, take plural agreement, > and phrases like "The United States, or any of them" would seem very > strange today.
Well, in Italian *they* still take the plural: gli Stati Uniti sono una repubblica ART States United.PL are a republic. And I think French and Spanish do the same: Luca


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