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    in Yunnan province

    "I live in Yunan province"--I know that "province" is a just a noun and if a thing is unique we need to add "the" in front of it. But I still hesitate to add "the" when I look at the "name+ province" combo because to me it appears to be a NAME, just like Peter, Mary, Tom, etc. Would like to know if it is necessary to add "the" to the above combo in order to make it grammatical.

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    Re: in Yunnan province

    It's not necessary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: in Yunnan province

    In fact it's worse with the article, maybe even ungrammatical.

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    Re: in Yunnan province

    You would use it if you used the word order "the province of Yunan". I have no idea if it's every worded like that for you, but in the UK it would work for counties:

    I live in Sussex.
    I live in Sussex (county).
    I live in the county of Sussex.

    The first is the most common and most natural but the other two are grammatically correct although not common.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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