I am a native speaker and you certainly did not drop the ball. (So what have you learned since yesterday? )The Alps have an article. ----- So, you go skiiing in the Alps.
Most countries don't take an article. So, you go skiing in France, in Italy, in Germany.
but: .......... in the United States.
(I hope you trust a non-native speaker. Should I have made a blunder (or 'dropped the ball' - as I learned yesterday) the experts should feel free to contradict me.)
[Edit: I only replied because nobody had replied yet.]
It's the expression 'to drop the ball' that I heard for the first time yesterday. (So I simply had to use it here. One has to show off a bit from time to time, I guess. )I am a native speaker and you certainly did not drop the ball. (So what have you learned since yesterday? )
Oh, I didn't know that. So you would also say "The Alps is beautiful." ?I would say, however, "the Alps has an article". Although there are many peaks in the Alps, the mountain range is singular.
Well, I had to look that up again.I would say, however, "the Alps has an article". Although there are many peaks in the Alps, the mountain range is singular.
The Alps is usually plural (but I just used a singular verb ).So you view the Alps, the Rockies as singular because it is a "singular" mountain range? Well, that's news to me and a good thing to know.
With no prepositions I'm surprised that they don't do a larger tourist trade.We don't have any. So wouldn't and you will lose your bet