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    Cool Bears the name of....

    Hi,

    Can I say: "Chicago bears that name because of a native american called cheekwaag..".

    Or "it bears that name because.... "

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    Default Re: Bears the name of....

    I don't see the difference. What am I missing?
    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    "Chicago bears that name because of a native american called cheekwaag..".

    Or "it bears that name because.... "
    Please capitalize Native American and the proper name of that Native American.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Bears the name of....

    ?? Chicago bears that name because of a Native American called Chickagou (Cheekwaag (is in another website)).

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    Default Re: Bears the name of....

    It's not ungrammatical. I prefer "Chicago was named for Chickagou/Cheekwaag, a Native American."

    This is, by the way, at varience with information I found. It was a Native American word that was transcribed as Chicago, but it's for a type of plant that grew abundantly near the Chicago River.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Bears the name of....

    What about "The city of XX was so named because ....."

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    Default Re: Bears the name of....

    Is it possible "Chicago bears" is an intentional play on the city's football team, the Chicago Bears?

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    Default Re: Bears the name of....

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Is it possible "Chicago bears" is an intentional play on the city's football team, the Chicago Bears?
    If not, it threw me and, as suggested above, it should be changed.

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