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    Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    It was a tweet of one of Indian politician! He is accusing someone by reference to what british did during their rule in India!

    I think he means: The act of the person is the continuation of British desire to grow quislings! My doubt is, shouldn't it be "British's desire"?

    Is it natural to use the word "continuation" despite the fact that British left 66 years ago?

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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    My doubt is, shouldn't it be "British's desire"?
    No. British is an adjective. You could use Britain's.

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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    It was a tweet of one of Indian politician! He is accusing someone by reference to what british did during their rule in India!

    I think he means: The act of the person is the continuation of British desire to grow quislings! My doubt is, shouldn't it be "British's desire"?

    Is it natural to use the word "continuation" despite the fact that British left 66 years ago?
    It doesn't matter when the British left. If the politician feels that the desire which was felt during the times of the Empire is continuing, then he may say so.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    On that note, why doesn't Britain return all of the ancient Egyptian artefacts in the British Museum to Egypt? Since the fall of the empire, it looks more and more like armed robbery.

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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    On that note, why doesn't Britain return all of the ancient Egyptian artefacts in the British Museum to Egypt? Since the fall of the empire, it looks more and more like armed robbery.
    I don't know, but then I don't know why the descendants of the Europeans who stole Canada from its original inhabitants don't just give it back and go home.

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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    If we're going to get onto the subject of people landing on continents/countries and wrestling them from the native population, this thread might get rather ugly. It no longer has anything to do with language so I'm closing it. The OP has made no further comment so I assume they consider the question answered.
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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It no longer has anything to do with language so I'm closing it. The OP has made no further comment so I assume they consider the question answered.
    Spoilsport!

    (You are right, of course.)

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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I don't know, but then I don't know why the descendants of the Europeans who stole Canada from its original inhabitants don't just give it back and go home.
    I don't know why the decendants of the Saxons don't give Britain back to the Romano-British and go home, oh, wait a minute, perhaps the decendants of the Romans should....this could get ridiculous.

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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    I hear that the dinosaurs might like their planet back.
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    Re: Continuation of British imperialist desire to grow quislings.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I hear that the dinosaurs might like their planet back.
    I don't think the prokaryotes are too happy about that!

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