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    Default Made in the UK or Made in UK?

    Hi all,

    Recently I see there's a product which printed "Made in the UK", I always see or hear "Made in USA" "Made in Thailand" "Made in China", I don't know "Made in the UK" is correct or not. If it's correct, what aredifference between "Made in UK and "Made in the UK"? Please advise. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Made in the UK or Made in UK?

    the UK
    the United States of America

    In formal writing, the UK sounds better.
    The is omitted because it is understood

    I hope I helped you

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    Default Re: Made in the UK or Made in UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    the UK
    the United States of America

    In formal writing, the UK sounds better.
    The is omitted because it is understood

    I hope I helped you
    Thank you for your reply. That means all the products which printed "Made in China", "Made in Columbia" "Made in U.S.A", all of them are omitted "the"?

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    Default Re: Made in the UK or Made in UK?

    No. The names with adjectives (like "united") have articles.

    We only omit them to be very brief. It's called "telegraphic" language, because sending telegrams used to be so expensive, and were paid by the letter.

    Newspapers still use it in headlines, to save space and "increase productivity."

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    Default Re: Made in the UK or Made in UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    No. The names with adjectives (like "united") have articles.

    We only omit them to be very brief. It's called "telegraphic" language, because sending telegrams used to be so expensive, and were paid by the letter.

    Newspapers still use it in headlines, to save space and "increase productivity."
    Thank you very much for your answer. It's clear for me....

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