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    #1

    Lebanon the Lebanon?

    Hi,
    The BBC correspondents say the Lebanon. I only know
    1. the Ukraine (according to the rule, but on the BBC never, just Ukraine)
    2. the Argentine
    3. the Congo
    4. the Cameroon
    5. the Sudan
    6. the Senegal
    ( besides the Netherlands and the like).

    What do grammarians say?
    Tnx

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    Re: Lebanon the Lebanon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    The BBC correspondents say the Lebanon. I only know
    1. the Ukraine (according to the rule, but on the BBC never, just Ukraine)
    2. the Argentine
    3. the Congo
    4. the Cameroon
    5. the Sudan
    6. the Senegal
    ( besides the Netherlands and the like).

    What do grammarians say?
    Tnx
    Hi Humble

    Lebanon -no definite article
    e.g. the history of Lebanon

    the Lebanon- use definite article for specific situations
    e.g. the Lebanon war



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    #3

    Re: Lebanon the Lebanon?

    Tnx,
    But they do say in the Lebanon (without any nouns)
    Bye

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    #4

    Re: Lebanon the Lebanon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Tnx,
    But they do say in the Lebanon (without any nouns)
    Bye

    Hi again

    In British English this country is sometimes referred to with the definite article as "the Lebanon", like the Sudan, the Ukraine, or the Gambia.[source : "Wikipedia dictionary]


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    Re: Lebanon the Lebanon?

    Oh thanks! Should have done that myself.

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    #6

    Re: Lebanon the Lebanon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Oh thanks! Should have done that myself.

    Hi Humble

    You are always welcome. We are here to help each other.

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