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The Glass House Mountains in Queensland, Australia,were

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13 Jun 2016, 09:10
sayantanc2k wrote:
Why can't this analogy be used?

Hi sayantanc2k, we can't use the analogy because whether the sentence mentions mountains (small m) or Mountains (capital M), in either case, the reference would be towards multiple mountains (as I mentioned above, if there was just one mountain, Mountains would be a very unlikely name for it).

On the other hand, The Federalist Papers (capital P) definitely qualifies to be a publication.

So, the role that capital P plays in The Federalist Papers, the same role would be played by the word mountain range, in the sense that both would given an indication that the subject is singular; so Himalayan mountain range, Andes mountain range etc. will all be singular.

The mountains can be a part of mountain range. Let's look at the following sentence:

The Glass House Mountains are a mountain range that extends across the coastal plains of Queensland, Australia.

The plural The Glass House Mountains (and hence the verb are) can be equated with the singular a mountain range (believe this was one of your earlier questions and am wondering, if this is the reason for all the confusion).

There are quite a few examples in OG, along these lines. The sentence is basically suggesting that The Glass House Mountains are a part of/constitute a mountain range.
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It is unnecessary to discuss whether 'The Glass House Mountains' is singular or plural. The non-underlined part clearly implies that it is plural by using a plural verb. Would anyone want to use a singular verb for the same in a different place? Will we again use a singular pronoun it instead of they and its instead of their?
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01 Aug 2017, 02:31
Interesting discussion. Kudos.

One more point of distinction between options D and E: placement of supposedly.

(D) who so named them supposedly because their : We are not sure who named those mountains.
(E) who so named it since supposedly their : We are not sure if those rocks do shine like glass.

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