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    A foreign friend recently referred to England, as "The England" I pointed our to her that just saying England is correct. She asked me why, because her teacher had told her otherwise, however, I could not explain why to her.I am assuming, of course, that she was incorrect.

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    The name of the country is the England. We do not use articles with the name of a country, unless that name is a description of its political nature: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America.

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    Thank you, that's what I thought.

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