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    England Prime Minister

    Please, teachers, could you proofread these sentences?

    1) What's the name of the England's Prime Minister?
    2) What's the England's Prime Minister's name?
    3) What's the name of the Prime Minister of England?
    4) What's the England Prime Minister's name?

    What would be the simplest and best way of asking that question?

    Many thanks.


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    Re: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, teachers, could you proofread these sentences?

    1) What's the name of the England's Prime Minister?
    2) What's the England's Prime Minister's name?
    3) What's the name of the Prime Minister of England?
    4) What's the England Prime Minister's name?

    What would be the simplest and best way of asking that question?

    Many thanks.

    What is the name of the British Prime Minister
    What is the name of the Prime Minister of [Great] Britain

    There is no such thing as the Prime Minister of England.

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    Re: England Prime Minister

    So, Anglika, is it not possible to use the ['s] in those sentences?

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    Re: England Prime Minister

    If you want to ask about someone or something in relation to a country, then either use the possessive of the country: Brazil's parliament OR the parliament of Brazil, or use the adjective: the Brazilian parliament.

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    Re: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    There is no such thing as the Prime Minister of England.
    What's the name of the Prime Minister of [Great] Britain?
    What's the name of the Prime Minister of England? Why not?
    What's the name of the President of Brazil?

    As far as I know, the Great Britain is normally used to mean the island which includes England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain and Northern Ireland together are called the United Kingdom. Right? I think I missed this class!

    Many thanks.

    Ok, there's no Prime Minister of England. Here's a comment about this:

    WikiAnswers - Who is the Prime Minister of England

    Tony Blair to Resign as Prime Minister of England - Associated Content

    However, people have written like that, that's why I was confused.

    Thank you.
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    Re: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    What's the name of the Prime Minister of [Great] Britain?
    What's the name of the Prime Minister of England? Why not?
    What's the name of the President of Brazil?

    As far as I know, the Great Britain is normally used to mean the island which includes England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain and Northern Ireland together are called the United Kingdom. Right? I think I missed this class!

    Many thanks.
    Because he is Her Majesty's Prime Minister within the government of
    Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the political structure that matters here, not the geographical
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    Re: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    What's the name of the Prime Minister of [Great] Britain?
    What's the name of the Prime Minister of England? Why not?
    What's the name of the President of Brazil?

    As far as I know, the Great Britain is normally used to mean the island which includes England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain and Northern Ireland together are called the United Kingdom. Right? I think I missed this class!

    Many thanks.

    Ok, there's no Prime Minister of England. Here's a comment about this:

    WikiAnswers - Who is the Prime Minister of England

    Tony Blair to Resign as Prime Minister of England - Associated Content

    However, people have written like that, that's why I was confused.

    Thank you.
    In political terms there is no Prime Minister of England.
    Does it mean that Gordon Brown is not the Prime Minister of England ? No, it does not. But he is much more than the Prime Minister of England.

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    Re: England Prime Minister

    yeah, I got it, thanks Banderas. I think I have to travel to Great Britain in order to learn some about its history and culture, and of course, its language. I mean, aren't they the same thing?
    Last edited by Offroad; 14-Apr-2008 at 03:48.

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