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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 5:02:28 AM
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Ten Singapore/Singaporean tourists were injured in a traffic accident.

Which is the correct word?

Thanks.
Romany
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 6:03:36 AM
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Think it over a little. Would we say "France tourists" or "England tourists" or "China tourists"?

All countries have an adjectival form: - "The French woman", "The Russian bussinessman" the "Icelandic student."

"Singapore" is no exception (i.e. the same applies to "Singapore".)
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 7:51:44 AM
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Romany wrote:

Think it over a little. Would we say "France tourists" or "England tourists" or "China tourists"?

All countries have an adjectival form: - "The French woman", "The Russian bussinessman" the "Icelandic student."

"Singapore" is no exception (i.e. the same applies to "Singapore".)

Many thanks, Romany, for your analytical reply.

Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 9:54:06 AM
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Sorry, Romany, for bringing up the topic again.

I just realised that the people in Singapore refer to themselves as Singapore citizens. Also, when declaring citizenship on an official form, they write Singapore citizen.

I believe Singaporean citizen is the correct version. Hence, I am confused!

In Malaysia, the citizens refer to themselves as Malaysian citizens, and declare themselves officially as Malaysian citizen, if I am not mistaken.
Romany
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 11:33:17 AM
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Well that's different.

If it's Singapore English, then it's correct.

You've seen how many differences there are between English and American English. Or Indian English etc. That doesn't make anyone "wrong". It's perfectly correct in the English spoken in a particular country.

So: in Standard English it would be "Singaporean tourists" and in Singapore it remains "Singapore tourists." Whichever way it's said, to any English speakers from anywhere, it will be understood perfectly to mean the tourists came from Singapore.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 12:01:50 PM

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Romany wrote:

Well that's different.

If it's Singapore English, then it's correct.

You've seen how many differences there are between English and American English. Or Indian English etc. That doesn't make anyone "wrong". It's perfectly correct in the English spoken in a particular country.

So: in Standard English it would be "Singaporean tourists" and in Singapore it remains "Singapore tourists." Whichever way it's said, to any English speakers from anywhere, it will be understood perfectly to mean the tourists came from Singapore.


Unless the accident happened near Singapore or its borders then it could potentially mean tourists that were visiting Singapore.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 12:23:19 PM
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Many thanks, Sarrriesfan and Romany.

Can I assume that "Singapore citizen" is Singapore English, whereas "Singaporean citizen" is British English?
Romany
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 3:22:13 PM
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Yes.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 3:59:04 PM
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Romany wrote:

Yes.

Many thanks, Romany.
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