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    Default United States' citizens or United States citizens

    what is the difference between them? United States' citizens or United States citizens (sorry for the typo in the subject)
    Last edited by kiranlegend; 01-Aug-2008 at 10:38. Reason: subject spellling correction

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    Default re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

    Look at it this way,

    United States' citizens = America's citizens
    United States citizens = American citizens

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    Default re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

    what is the difference between them, Soup?

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    Default re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    what is the difference between them, Soup?
    United States' citizens - the idea of possession (Whose citizens?)

    United States citizens - the idea of quality (What kind of citizens?)

    My two pence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    what is the difference between them, Soup?
    They are just two ways of expressing the same idea. (They are citizens who belong to the United States.)


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    Default Re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

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    They are just two ways of expressing the same idea. (They are citizens who belong to the United States.)

    Yes, you are right! I wish I were too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Yes, you are right! I wish I were too.
    Thank you! But why aren't you right too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Thank you! But why aren't you right too?
    Oops! I haven`t thought of it. I have made a stupid mistake. As a matter of fact I wanted to say that I wish I were an American citizen too.

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    Default Re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Oops! I haven`t thought of it. I have made a stupid mistake. As a matter of fact I wanted to say that I wish I were an American citizen too.
    You can become one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Oops! I haven`t thought of it. I have made a stupid mistake. As a matter of fact I wanted to say that I wish I were an American citizen too.
    Why would you want it, Teia?
    Ps. have a loot at this thread:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ge...ve-usa-23.html

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