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    2 short questions

    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" ?

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    Exclamation Re: 2 short questions

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    1) I know that "once" is the word for doing something once. But is it really incorrect to say "I did it one time ". ? Why should it be? 'once' means one time.

    2) The nationality of someone from the UK is "British" ? Yes or Briton
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    Re: 2 short questions

    hi

    I hope no sensitive Scottish or Irish will read that reply.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    hi

    I hope no sensitive Scottish or Irish will read that reply.

    Cheers
    What is wrong? Does my answer carry any ill feeling against anybody or is offensive? I would like to know my mistake.

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    Re: 2 short questions

    hi

    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.

    Cheers

    PS.I didn't mean you've made a mistake.
    Last edited by Jaskin; 20-Feb-2010 at 14:54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    hi

    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.

    Cheers

    PS.I didn't mean you've made a mistake.
    I did not know that they are separate countries. Any way what according to you is the correct answer?

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    Re: 2 short questions

    hi

    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 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”.
    The Scottish Parliament:*Public Information - FAQs - Scotland

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    Last edited by Jaskin; 20-Feb-2010 at 15:40.

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    Re: 2 short questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    hi

    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 - Scotland

    Cheers
    Incidentally Wales is a principality, Prince Charles is the Prince of Wales, it also has its own parliament since 1999 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.

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