Friday, June 21, 2013

led by donkeys

We are showing British and Irish Lions Rugby At Nelson Arms and pub will open at 10:00am in morning with Special Breakfast Menu.
.... so that is where I will be tomorrow morning.

After the game I will mostly be addressing the bar-keep as follows:
The rules of English grammar require that in most cases a noun, or more generally a noun phrase, must be "completed" with a determiner to clarify what the referent of the noun phrase is. The most common determiners are the articles the and a(n), which specify the presence or absence of definiteness of the noun.
Really they should be showing the British and Irish Lions Rugby at the Nelson Arms. I'm sure gratitude will ensue. Folks are generally grateful to have their grammar corrected loudly in public by an officious self-appointed bore in my experience.

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