The Tick (shanrina) wrote in linguaphiles,
The Tick

"During the World War II"?

I was tutoring someone recently for the SAT writing section, and we came across a sentence that went, "Such-and-such happened during the World War II." It was not underlined (one of those "Which part of this sentence is incorrect?" questions) and so was clearly correct, as far as the boook was concerned. I mentioned it because I'd seen a couple other grammar mistakes in the book, and but my student said she'd heard that phase before. I can't imagine that this is correct, though. I could see "during the Second World War," but "during the World War II" seems really wrong to me. Has anyone heard this before? Thoughts on its grammatical correctness/incorrectness?
Tags: english

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