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    arjitsharma is offline Member
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    Nor in the American variety.

    I would like to know why "the" is added before American variety?
    If I say "nor in the English variety" , will it be correct?

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    Re: Nor in the American variety.

    It is understood that htere is only one American variety.

    Yes, if the English variety is also one of its kind.
    Last edited by tedmc; 15-Aug-2017 at 11:58.
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    Re: Nor in the American variety.

    Is it ok to say "way" instead of "variety" in the above phrase.

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    Re: Nor in the American variety.

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    Is it ok to say "way" instead of "variety" in the above phrase.
    You need more context to know for sure. In this case, I happen to know that I was thinking "variety of English" when I wrote that phrase. "Way" would not work there.
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    Re: Nor in the American variety.

    If you are talking about American English, I would say the American variant.

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    Re: Nor in the American variety.

    If you're talking about the American variety of: man, entertainment, cabbages ... then, no, you can't use 'way'. You'll probably understand why we like a full sentence, giving some context.

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