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    Question Yankees vs Yankee

    Hello!

    Which of the two sentences is correct?

    My dad took me to some Yankees games. or

    My dad took me to some Yankee games.

    Please let me know. Thanks.

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    Re: Yankees vs Yankee

    Quote Originally Posted by einnatz View Post
    Hello!

    Which of the two sentences is correct?

    My dad took me to some Yankees games. or

    My dad took me to some Yankee games.

    Please let me know. Thanks.
    If you're referring to the New York Yankees specifically, then it would be correct to say "some Yankees games."

    If the speaker means his dad took him to some games played by a random group of Americans (particularly those from the North), then you could say "some Yankee games."

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    Re: Yankees vs Yankee

    The name of the team is The Yankees. The games are Yankees games or Yankees' games. A single player is a Yankee, his uniform is a Yankee uniform, or a Yankee's uniform.

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    Re: Yankees vs Yankee

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    The name of the team is The Yankees. The games are Yankees games or Yankees' games. A single player is a Yankee, his uniform is a Yankee uniform, or a Yankee's uniform.
    Thanks for clarifying. I would've done better had the question been about Tigers games.

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    Re: Yankees vs Yankee

    Isn't it time for Red Wings, Lions and Pistons?


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    Smile Re: Yankees vs Yankee

    Thank you very much for your reply. I understand your reasoning, however, why do they call it Yankee stadium and not Yankees stadium.

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    Re: Yankees vs Yankee

    Quite often, with proper nouns, the answer to questions like yours is, "That's the way that the person who thought of the name wanted it to be."

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