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    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)
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    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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    re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

    what is the difference between them, Soup?


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    re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

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    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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    Re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

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    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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    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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    Re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

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    Yes, you are right! I wish I were too.
    Thank you! But why aren't you right too?

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    Re: United States' citizens or United States citizens

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    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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    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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    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.
    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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