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Is this correct use of English?, London Borough of Newham Council
Enceladus
post Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 08:39
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Surely this is not correct English?
There isn't a London Borough called 'Newham Council'.

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post Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 09:16
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There is a London Borough of Newham which has a council.
So a descriptive location followed by the noun to form the complete name.

Usage in this respect is common, Derby City Council for instance.
Or Salford Gas Works. Battersea Dog's Home.


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samthecat
post Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 09:42
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Council of the London Borough of Newham? Doesn't look 'right' either.

Maybe some, inappropriately placed; punctuation!?


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post Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 10:34
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QUOTE (samthecat @ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 10:42) *
Council of the London Borough of Newham? Doesn't look 'right' either.

Maybe some, inappropriately placed; punctuation!?


Aye
Stuffing a comma in would be inappropriate biggrin.gif
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post Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 10:36
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Wikipedia informs that;
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"Greater London is further divided into 32 London boroughs, each governed by a London Borough Council, and the City of London, which is governed by the City of London Corporation. In the London boroughs the legal entity is not the Council as elsewhere but the inhabitants incorporated as a legal entity by royal charter (a process abolished elsewhere in England and Wales under the Local Government Act 1972). Thus, a London authority's official legal title is "The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of X" (or "The Lord Mayor and Citizens of the City of Westminster"). In common speech, however, "The London Borough of X" is used."


So I think the sign should say:
The London Borough of Newham
or perhaps
London Borough of Newham
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post Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 11:34
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The council of the London Borough of Newham
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post Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 12:31
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At least it isn't Rutland County Council District Council
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post Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 22:37
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QUOTE (DancingDad @ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 10:16) *
Battersea Dog's Home.


Would that be the home of any particular Battersea dog, or is there only one dog in Battersea (or one dog with a home)?


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post Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 09:02
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QUOTE (andy_foster @ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 23:37) *
QUOTE (DancingDad @ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 10:16) *
Battersea Dog's Home.


Would that be the home of any particular Battersea dog, or is there only one dog in Battersea (or one dog with a home)?


Just a slipped apostrophe huh.gif
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post Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 11:09
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QUOTE (andy_foster @ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 23:37) *
QUOTE (DancingDad @ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 10:16) *
Battersea Dog's Home.


Would that be the home of any particular Battersea dog, or is there only one dog in Battersea (or one dog with a home)?
Or "Battersea dog's home." "Oh is she?"
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