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Atatürk
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 4:23:27 PM

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Why isn't it "Elizabethian" now that it doesn't end in "e"?


Is the above grammatical? Could "it" be omitted?

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Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:50:37 AM
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Atatürk wrote:

Why isn't it "Elizabethian" now that it doesn't end in "e"?

Is the above grammatical? Could "it" be omitted?


You need the "it", but the "now" seems strange. Do you mean that 'it' ("Elizabeth"?) used to end in "e"?

Do you mean something like the following?
"Why isn't it "Elizabethian", in view of the fact that "Elizabeth" doesn't end in "e"?"


On the an/ian/ean question itself, there is no reliable rule to determine whether we use "-an" or "-ian":

Austria/Austrian
Cuba/Cuban
Canada/Canadian
Atatürk
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 6:19:32 AM

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Do you mean something like the following?
"Why isn't it "Elizabethian", in view of the fact that "Elizabeth" doesn't end in "e"?"
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Yes, I meant this.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 9:27:32 AM

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This is yet another place where 'as' could be used (it has SO MANY meanings!).
It's not any better, it's just an alternative.

'Why isn't it "Elizabethian", as it's a fact that "Elizabeth" doesn't end in "e"?'
'Why isn't it "Elizabethian", as "Elizabeth" doesn't end in "e"?'


Also another "time word" - since.

'Why isn't it "Elizabethian", since it's a fact that "Elizabeth" doesn't end in "e"?'
'Why isn't it "Elizabethian", since "Elizabeth" doesn't end in "e"?'


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Neither of the "it"s could be omitted, except (as I have done) by also omitting "a fact that".

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