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    The Spanish give California its name.


    Would you please tell me what the sentence means?



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    Because the name was given by Spanish explorers. It's actually from a novel.

    Etymology of California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    not "give." Gave. Past tense, because they gave it the name a long time ago.

    It just means that the Spanish named California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grmpysmrf View Post
    not "give." Gave. Past tense, because they gave it the name a long time ago.
    Although historians often use the present tense when talking about the past.
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