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Just listen to yourself, you damn hillbillies. Let's write it out the way you'd say it.

 

"Tobus pinned tbar in 30 seconds at the STATE TOURNAMENT". That's how I'd say it. Here's how idiotic it sounds the other way, "Tobus pinned tbar in 30 seconds at the STATES TOURNAMENT".

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3 minutes ago, TobusRex said:

Just listen to yourself, you damn hillbillies. Let's write it out the way you'd say it.

 

"Tobus pinned tbar in 30 seconds at the STATE TOURNAMENT". That's how I'd say it. Or Here's how idiotic it sounds the other way, "Tobus pinned tbar in 30 seconds at STATES".

FIFY!

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Evidently an ESPN+ announcer is from Jersey or PA, he referred to a wrestler "representing the Big Twelves."  There is only one Big 12 conference, only one Big 10 conference, only one Mid American Conference, etc.  Now if their really are multiple Big 10s then I really don't know how the allocations work.   You'd think this was covered in grade school but if talking about a singular (only one) there is no s on the end unless using the possessive etc with say an 's.

Now if you were to win both the Louisiana and Georgia state championship in the same year (this can be done in some sports, prob not wrestling) then you could say you won states.   But lets say you win the Texas state championship or Illinois, you don't call it states just because there's an s on the end, that just how they spell them states.  Sure Jersey and Pennsylvania have an s, but it ain't at the end and there is no s in Big Twelve.  ;_;

sorry just killing times between session  ;)  :)

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On ‎3‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 10:44 PM, ionel said:

It is the national tournament or the NCAA tournament just like it is the state tournament.

There is no "s" unless of course you are from the Jerseys and then you can add all the Ss yous likes.

No, there are 11 National Champions crowned at the event consisting of multiple tournaments.  It is plural.

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