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Commonwealth of Virginia 是什么意思嘛,为什么后面还要跟个Virginia ? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-8-21 11:43:03 |Display all floors
如题,望赐教!
下面是语境:
This amount is roughly equal to the total energy consumption of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2001.

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Commonwealth :州(尤用于肯塔基、马萨诸塞、宾夕法尼亚和弗吉尼亚四个州)
Commonwealth of Virginia :弗吉尼亚州

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Post time 2006-8-21 13:13:07 |Display all floors
太感谢了,一直都不知道commonwealth可以表示州!!

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Post time 2006-8-21 13:54:40 |Display all floors
The distinction is historical:
Four of the constituent states of the United States officially designate themselves Commonwealths: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. This designation, which has no constitutional impact, emphasizes that they have a "government based on the common consent of the people" as opposed to one legitimized through their earlier Royal Colony status that was derived from the King of England.


(Probably most people in the states of Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia have no idea why those places designate themselves as "commonwealths.")

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Post time 2006-8-21 16:54:51 |Display all floors

Probably, Jeff

Most members of those commonwealth states would also decry your patronizing superiority.  Gratuitous statements concerning the relative ignorance of the population aren't truly germaine to learning English.
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