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    English enquiries

    Hello...May I know why do some countries have 'The' before the country's name for example, The USA, The Netherlandone more,why when we write there's no "in the night", 'like in the morning', 'in the evening'tq

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    Re: English enquiries

    Welcome, hafidzhelmy.

    Quote Originally Posted by hafidzhelmy View Post
    May I ask why do some countries have 'The' before the country's name; for example, The USA, The Netherlands?
    This is not so much a language question as one concerning the history of the countries mentioned. A country's name evolves over centuries. For instance, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland became 'The United Kingdom'.

    Please ask your second, unrelated question in a separate thread, with a meaningful title, such as 'In the morning'.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


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    Re: English enquiries

    We generally use the when we use words like Republicin the name. Some of the articles come from history- we always said the Ukraine when it was part of the Soviet Union, but now it is an independent country, some use the and others don't, suggesting that it could be losing the article.

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