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    Argentine/Argentinian as adjetives: both correct?

    Hello! I would like to have some advice:
    Referring to people, had I better say: They are Argentine or Argentinian (as an adjective)?
    I think both are acceptable. Thanks a lot for your support!

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    Re: Argentine/Argentinian as adjetives: both correct?

    Only Argentinian is used in American English. It's a pity. There's nothing wrong with the shorter version, but we never use it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Argentine/Argentinian as adjetives: both correct?

    I've noticed recently, particularly when listening to tennis commentary, that "the Argentine" seems to be favoured in BrE these days. Until a few years ago, I would have said the "the Argentinian" was much more common.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Argentine/Argentinian as adjetives: both correct?

    Do you mean that they are both correct in British English, but not in American English?

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    Re: Argentine/Argentinian as adjetives: both correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Only Argentinian is used in American English. It's a pity. There's nothing wrong with the shorter version, but we never use it.
    To this American, they're both fine.

    But I'm still trying to figure out what to call someone from Connecticut!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Argentine/Argentinian as adjetives: both correct?

    "Nutmeger."

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    Re: Argentine/Argentinian as adjetives: both correct?

    Also answered here.

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