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    Tack is offline Junior Member
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    Question for the international use?

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    I bought a 3G Wi-Fi device that is unlocked for any providers so that I would be able to connect to the internet out side of Japan using a local SIM.

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    Now, which one of the following sounds fine?
    1. I bought the device for the international use.
    2. I bought the device for an international use.
    3. I bought the device for international uses.
    4. I bought the device for international use.

    I feel OK with the first one, but I am not sure.
    Please teach me the logic how I could play with this situation.

    Someone taught me that when I use "the" the audience should know what exactly you are talking about.
    .. In this case, I am not sure where I am going to go to on the(?) next bussiness trip.


    Thank you

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    Default Re: for the international use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tack View Post
    <Back ground>
    I bought a 3G Wi-Fi device that is unlocked for any providers so that I would be able to connect to the internet out side of Japan using a local SIM.

    <Question>
    Now, which one of the following sounds fine?
    1. I bought the device for the international use. No.
    2. I bought the device for an international use. No.
    3. I bought the device for international uses. No.
    4. I bought the device for international use. Yes.
    I feel OK with the first one, but I am not sure.
    Please teach me the logic how I could play with this situation.

    Someone taught me that when I use "the" the audience should know what exactly you are talking about.
    Yes, it should be defined already. Your "international use" isn't. What international use?

    .. In this case, I am not sure where I am going to go to on the(?) next business trip. Yes.
    (What do the two dots mean before the sentence above? Really, I have to know.)

    Thank you
    "Use" here is non-count, so you don't need 'a', 'the' or the plural.

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    Default Re: for the international use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Use" here is non-count, so you don't need 'a', 'the' or the plural.
    If the following noun were countable, then I should use "a"?

    Two dots, these were supposed to be at the end of the previous sentence.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: for the international use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tack View Post
    If the following noun were countable, then I should use "a"?

    Two dots, these were supposed to be at the end of the previous sentence.

    Thank you.
    The two dots are incorrect wherever you put them.

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    Default Re: for the international use?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The two dots are incorrect wherever you put them.
    Ok, in animation we use a lot in Japan. I thought you guys do too. But it seems not.

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    Default Re: for the international use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tack View Post
    Ok, in animation we use a lot in Japan.
    What does "in animation" mean here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    What does "in animation" mean here?
    Oh, I meant comics/cartoons.

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