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    made in USSR

    I have a question pertaining that sentence. What would me more sense when you are refering to yourself, I was made in USSR, or I was made in the USSR?
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    Re: made in USSR

    Quote Originally Posted by darkman86 View Post
    I have a question pertaining that sentence. What would me more sense when you are refering to yourself, I was made in USSR, or I was made in the USSR?
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    Guess you have to use "the" with USSR=the USSR. If I'm not mistaken it consisted of 15 republics.

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    Re: made in USSR

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Gues you have to use "the" with USSR=the USSR. If I'm not mistaken it consisted of 15 republics.
    I take it, you might have meant "I was born in the USSR"?

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    Re: made in USSR

    Common American usage was to say "the USSR." (Or "the Soviet Union.")


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    Re: made in USSR

    Thanks guys, to be honest I have a tattoo on my back that says "Made in the USSR"
    and I started questioning the grammar.

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    Re: made in USSR

    Just think of the Beatles song.

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    #7

    Re: made in USSR

    Your tattoo is grammatically correct.

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    #8

    Re: made in USSR

    And I think, rather clever, as long as you were at least conceived before the breakup of the Soviet Union. (As if any person alive wants to think of they were conceived...)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Re: made in USSR

    Thanks guys...really appreciate all the response.

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