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    Default the Philippines?!

    The egypt (wrong)
    The England (wrong)

    Why (the Philippines) is right?
    and why (the united kingdom) is right?

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    Default Re: the Philippines?!

    Because 'Philippines' is an adjective: The Philippines = The Philippine Islands. Similarly, you may occasionally hear 'the Argentine' (an abbreviation of the Argentine Republic).

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    Default Re: the Philippines?!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Because 'Philippines' is an adjective: The Philippines = The Philippine Islands. Similarly, you may occasionally hear 'the Argentine' (an abbreviation of the Argentine Republic).

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    How come 'Philippines' is an adjective, and used in this phrase and spelled as Philippine (without 's")?

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