sierra nevada mountains vs sierra nevadas : Common Errors in English

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Sierra is Spanish for “sawtooth mountain range,” so knowledgeable Westernersusually avoid a redundancy by simply referring to “the Sierra Nevadas”or simply “the Sierras.” Transplanted weather forecasters often get thiswrong.Some object to the familiar abbreviation “Sierras,” but this form, like “Rockies” and “Smokies” is too well established to be considered erroneous.

sierra nevada mountains Meaning(s)

  • (n) a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney

sierra nevada mountains in News

  • Arborist looks to clone tree planted by John Muir

    MARTINEZ — The legend of California naturalist John Muir has achieved immortality. With luck, so will his one special tree. Only a seedling when transplanted by Muir from the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains to his East Bay orchard in the 1880s, the giant sequoia is now fatally infected.
    on June 20, 2013 Source: The Monterey County Herald

sierra nevadas in News

  • Thousands of Japanese-Americans were interned here during World War II.

    When I arrived in Lone Pine , that sweet little town at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas, I planned to make a documentary about mountain climbing. I would try to climb Mt. Whitney , and I would do it alone. I planned to film this ascent, cut it together, and produce a 45-minute film about the process.
    on June 26, 2013 Source: San Diego Reader

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