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    adline is offline Newbie
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    Hi,

    Could anyone help me out why USīs needs an s in the sentence The USīs giant corporations have disappeared. Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by adline View Post
    Hi,

    Could anyone help me out why USīs needs an s in the sentence The USīs giant corporations have disappeared. Thanks in advance

    Adline
    Hi,

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    Quote Originally Posted by adline View Post
    Hi,

    Could anyone help me out why USīs needs an s in the sentence The USīs giant corporations have disappeared. Thanks in advance

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    It is indicating a possessive.

    The giant corporations of the US >> The US's giant corporations

    As a construction it is awkward.

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