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    sky753 is offline Senior Member
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    American culture and the cuture of America

    Hi everyone,
    what is the difference between "American culture and the culture of America"?
    Thank you all!
    Weiqun Ding.

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    Hi,

    American culture (OK)
    ==> Adjective + Noun
    ==> Chinese culture, Western culture


    the culture of America (OK)
    ==> the culture about a country
    ==> the culture of China/France


    the culture of American (OK)

    ==> the culture about the people
    ==> the culture of Chinese/French

    Does that help? :wink:

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    The culture of America- more formal.

    PS
    the culture of American (OK)
    ==> the culture about the people
    ==> the culture of Chinese/French

    Shouldn't that be plural?

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    I think using sigular form to indicate a general idea is acceptable. Plural froms occur when you're talking about different ways of life of a group of people. :wink:

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    Hi blacknomi and tdol,
    Thank you!

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    You're welcome. Have fun in class. :D

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