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    #1

    Articles before countries and some more cases

    Dear All,

    I have a couple of questions, both about articles.

    1. How to write country names, when in brackets: with or without articles
    I.e.: Mr. John Smith (... UK), Mr. A. Wane (... USA)
    Is it a mistake to write (the USA), (the UK), (the Netherlands), etc.?

    2. How to formulate the following:
    Prize "For (...) outstanding contribution to..."
    Should it be "a", "the" or "zero" article"?

    Thanks a lot for your comments in advance!

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    #2

    Re: Articles before countries and some more cases

    Those countries do require articles in front of their names, but I feel the definite article can be omitted in your context (in brackets).

    As far as your second item, you DON'T need an article there.

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    #3

    Re: Articles before countries and some more cases

    Dear Bennevis,
    thank you so much.
    Does "can be omitted" mean that there is no mistake if it is still written?

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    #4

    Re: Articles before countries and some more cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    Dear Bennevis,
    thank you so much.
    Does "can be omitted" mean that there is no mistake if it is still written?
    With the articles it will look heavy.

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    #5

    Re: Articles before countries and some more cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    Those countries do require articles in front of their names, but I feel the definite article can be omitted in your context (in brackets).
    So do I.

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    #6

    Re: Articles before countries and some more cases

    Tdol,
    thanks.
    What about the second question?

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    #7

    Re: Articles before countries and some more cases

    No need- it sounds better without to me.

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    #8

    Re: Articles before countries and some more cases

    Thanks!

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