I wrote: “The prescribed possessive form for countries with a plural form like the Philippines adds only the apostrophe — not apostrophe-‘s’ — for the possessive: Philippines’.
Is it correct to say Philippines or the Philippines?
“Philippines” is anglicized, while “Filipino” is probably in Spanish (Spain colonized the Philippines). Because that’s the proper spelling in the country’s language. Philippines is an Americanized spelling.
What is Filipino plural?
filipino m (plural filipinos)
What type of word is Philippines?
Adjective form of the Philippines
Philippine is generally used with inanimate nouns. Examples: the Philippine National Anthem, the Philippine Senate. Philippine is also used as an adjective for people when it describes people representing the Philippine nation.
Is a country name singular or plural?
Karen Adams answers:
Basically in English, there is a group of nouns which can be either singular or plural depending on what you want to say about them. So for example, if we’re looking at the United States the country we would normally use the singular verb so for example – “The United States is a very big country.”
Is Pinoy a bad word?
Pinoy was used for self-identification by the first wave of Filipinos going to the continental United States before World War II and has been used both in a pejorative sense and as a term of endearment, similar to Desi.
Is Filipino correct?
Filipino is the Hispanized (or Anglicized) way of referring to both the people and the language in the Philippines. Note that it is also correct to say Filipino for a male and Filipina for a female. Never use or say Philippino, because that doesn’t sound right.
Why is it called Philippines?
The Philippines are named after King Philip II (1527-1598) of Spain. The country was discovered by the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 (while in Spanish service). Later tension arose between Portugal and Spain and in 1542 Spain re-claimed the islands for themselves, naming them after its then king.
Is the Philippines a US territory?
For decades, the United States ruled over the Philippines because, along with Puerto Rico and Guam, it became a U.S. territory with the signing of the 1898 Treaty of Paris and the defeat of the Filipino forces fighting for independence during the 1899-1902 Philippine-American War.