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1) I know that "once" is the word for doing something once. But is it really incorrect to say "I did it one time ". ?
2) The nationality of someone from the UK is "British" ?
I hope no sensitive Scottish or Irish will read that reply.
I think it's a tricky and controversial question. In most countries in Europe we can associate nationality with a country (whether in political or geographical sense.)
United Kingdom consist of four countries it's England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Whales.
So within British nation there are other - not all people seem to see it that way what occasionally causes some arguments.
PS.I didn't mean you've made a mistake.
Last edited by Jaskin; 20-Feb-2010 at 13:54.
I'm not saying they are separate countries in the sense we refer to most countries in Europe.
I see now I've got myself into trouble .......
The Scottish Parliament:*Public Information - FAQs - ScotlandThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the full name of the country. Scotland is a kingdom within the United Kingdom (UK), and forms part of Britain (the largest island) and Great Britain (which includes the Scottish islands).
As the UK has no written constitution in the usual sense, constitutional terminology is fraught with difficulties of interpretation and it is common usage nowadays to describe the four constituent parts of the UK (Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland) as “countries”.
Last edited by Jaskin; 20-Feb-2010 at 14:40.
Welsh Assembly Government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anyone from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is British by nationality. Some may, however, see themselves as English, Scottish etc.