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    vs (versus)

    Hello,
    I think we all know the abbreviation vs.
    My question:
    Should we write vs or vs. or even v.s.?
    USA vs England.
    USA vs. England.
    USA v.s. England


    It's mostly used in sports.

    P.S. My favorite: vs

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    Re: vs (versus)

    NOT A TEACHER.

    "vs." is generally used.

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    #3

    Re: vs (versus)

    The USA

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    #4

    Re: vs (versus)

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    The USA
    Not in this case


    But I agree that we "normally" would say "The USA".
    Some day I want to travel to the USA.

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    #5

    Re: vs (versus)

    Your example is probably a result of being practical not being correct. I guess a little help from our teachers would be nice on this matter.

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    Re: vs (versus)

    The usual jouralistic practice over here is to write

    England v Spain (not v. vs. vs or the completely indefensible v.s.)

    Countries which formally begin with The have the definite article dropped in sporting fixtures, so a match would be shown as USA v USSR.

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    Re: vs (versus)

    "These Vs are all the versuses of life
    From LEEDS v. DERBY, Black/White
    and (as I've known to my cost) man v. wife,
    Communist v. Fascist, Left v. Right,"

    From Tony Harrison's controversial poem 'V', one of the few great works to capture the bleakness of 1980s Britain. If anyone's interested:

    Tony Harrison | "V" | poetry archive | plagiarist.com

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