Grammar Patterns

the N

The 'English' group

These nouns refer to people of a particular nationality, and are all plural nouns. (With other nationalities, the is used with the plural form of a count noun, such as American as in The Americans are responsible.)
But the English are a funny lot, as I've often told you.
  • British
  • Cornish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Irish
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swiss
  • Welsh
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