Declensions in English are less common than some other languages, but they are still used. One such use is for plurals, usually achieved by adding an s to the end of a word, e.g. cow vs. cows. However, this is not the only way we indicate plurality in English.
This is a common misspelling that you will see all the time on the internet. It almost feels like no one knows how to spell it. But why is it such a common mistake? Are people really that bad at spelling, or is there something wrong with the word itself.
Why do we English speaking folk insist on calling it THE Ukraine instead of just saying Ukraine. We don’t call it the France, so why does this happen?
What You Want: Ukraine
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the largest country contained entirely within Europe.
This is the first in a series of articles that attempt to put the record straight about mistakes we often see online. In this first article I look at a mistake that always makes me mentally twitch every time I read it – rouge instead of rogue.