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Pat Cox, President of the European Parliament: Response to the Open Letter to the Minister, 2002-05-30

Dear Mr Everson
I thank you for your letter of 22 March 2002 concerning the plural form of the Euro
I agree with you that the natural plural of euro and cent in English would be euros and cents and that the legislative plurals without the "s" sound unusual to English speakers. Your analysis of the current position is well-put and makes clear that no one is (or, indeed, could be) obliged to use a particular form in other contexts.
Your campaign therefore provides a timely reminder that the natural plural forms are in no sense illegal and may be freely used for all other purposes.
Yours sincerely,
[signed] Pat Cox
HTML Michael Everson, Evertype, Cnoc Fhéilim, Bóthar Bhaile an Róba, Cathair na Mart, Co. Mhaigh Eo, Éire, 2003-04-11

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