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    in US / in the US

    A) Cost of living in the US

    B) Cost of living in US

    Which one is right?

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    Re: in US / in the US

    It's "A", hands down.

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    Re: in US / in the US

    Short form for United States is? Which is right

    1) US
    2) U.S.

    Short form for United Kingdom is? Which is right

    3) UK
    4) U.K

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    #4

    Re: in US / in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    A) Cost of living in the US

    B) Cost of living in US

    Which one is right?
    'A' is the correct response. e.g. "The cost of living in the US is higher than the cost of living in Mexico."

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    #5

    Re: in US / in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    What is the short form for the United States? Either U.S. or US is used. The style used may be dictated by an editor or a style guide you use.
    It's the same for UK/U.K.

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    Re: in US / in the US

    [QUOTE=goodstudent;827044]Short form for United States is? Which is right

    1) US
    2) U.S.

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    (1) As the other posters have told you, it is a matter of style (personal choice).

    I most respectfully suggest that you use U.S.

    (2) Kindly remember that we always refer to the United States, just as you refer to

    your neighbor, the Philippines.

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    Re: in US / in the US

    So is it right to say "Cost of living in the U.K.?"

    Is is a must to add the word "the" to all countries? Or only some countries need to have the word "the" in front of the country name? How to know when to add or when not to add the word "the"?

    e.g.
    Cost of living in the China.
    Cost of living in the Mexico.
    Cost of living in the Asia.
    Cost of living in the Europe.
    Cost of living in the Japan.
    Cost of living in the Spain.

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    #8

    Re: in US / in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    So is it right to say "Cost of living in the U.K.?"

    Is is a must to add the word "the" to all countries? Or only some countries need to have the word "the" in front of the country name? How to know when to add or when not to add the word "the"?

    e.g.
    Cost of living in the China.
    Cost of living in the Mexico.
    Cost of living in the Asia.
    Cost of living in the Europe.
    Cost of living in the Japan.
    Cost of living in the Spain.
    The definite article always goes in front of country names that contain words that are not proper names: the United States, the Soviet Union.

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    #9

    Re: in US / in the US

    [QUOTE=goodstudent;827228] How to know when to add or when not to add the word "the"?

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    (1) I think that the best way is to learn through your reading.

    (2) Things change with the times.

    (a) When I was younger, we referred to the Ukraine, the Lebanon, the Sudan.

    In 2011, we no longer use "the" for those countries.

    (3) We do not use "the" for any of the countries on your list.

    (a) We do use "the" if you are comparing the country with itself:

    The China of today is very different from the China of twenty years ago.

    The Mexico of 2011 is not the same as the Mexico of 1911.

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    #10

    Re: in US / in the US

    (Not a teacher)
    Also, I would add that the US is not a simple country, it's made up of 52 different states.So is the philippines

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