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lake names

Posted by Bob on December 18, 2005

In Reply to: Lake names Posted by Dan Wilnai on December 17, 2005

: Why are some lakes named "Lake x" (e.g. Lake Tahoe) and others "x Lake" (e.g. Shasta Lake)?

The easy answer is that we can. English, unlike some languages, is very flexible in its "rules," so neither version is "wrong."