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    Lightbulb The Hague and The Ukraine

    The Hague
    The Ukraine

    The USA
    The UK

    What other countries have "the" before their names?

    Thanks :)

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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat
    The Hague
    The Ukraine
    The USA
    The UK
    What other countries have "the" before their names?
    Thanks :)
    The is used with plural proper nouns: the United Nations, the Virgin Islands, the Finger Lakes, the Andes, the Bahamas, the Soviet Union, and so on.


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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    Republics and Kingdoms take 'the' when the words are used.
    'The Ukraine' is common becase it used to be a part of the Soviet Union rather than an independent nation and the article stayed when it became independent.

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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    Also the Bronx

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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    Was it a part of the Soviet Union?

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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    New York City comprises five boroughs: Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx.


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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    the Philippines as well. Great country!

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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    >What other countries have "the" before their names?

    The Netherlands.
    Though I don't know why the country takes 'the' before its name.

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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    Because it's a plural name - the Netherlands

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    Re: The Hague and The Ukraine

    Dandelion, do you know the reason for the Gambia?

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