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  1. violeta

    Unhappy "THE united states" or "THE netherlands"

    i would like to know what the use of THE is in those names of countries i n particular. please help me.

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    Re: "THE united states" or "THE netherlands"

    Countries with 'States', 'Kingdom' or 'Republic' in the name, or which are plural, use 'the'.


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