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    Canada's 150 years anniversary

    Canada has been established for 150 years.

    Can I say:

    "We want to celebrate Canada's one hundred fiftieth anniversary."

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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    One hundred and fiftieth anniversary.
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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    In British English we'd say 'one hundred and fiftieth anniversary'.

    Let's wait for Canadians to tell us how they say it themselves.

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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    Whatever Canadians do say, I'm pretty sure it isn't the wording in the title, which is ungrammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    "Sesquicentennial"

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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Sesquicentennial"
    Should I say:

    "Sesquicentennial of Canada"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    Only if you want to put people to the trouble of searching OneLook.com.

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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    People tend to become familiar with otherwise obscure words during events that celebrate them. I imagine sesquicentennial is pretty familiar to most Canadians this year, as the country is celebrating its 150th anniversary. I did my bit to help celebrate Canada's centennial fifty years ago by attending the Expo 67 World's Fair in Montreal.
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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    I learned the word "sesquicentennial" during the 150th anniversary celebrations of Rochester, New York.
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    Re: Canada's 150 years anniversary

    It's probably a more familiar word to those of us in the New World. Where 150 is "old."

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