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    Polyester is offline Senior Member
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    Have you ever been to US?

    Is the following sentence correct and natural?

    Have you ever been to America?
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    Re: Have you ever been to US?

    Yes.
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    Re: Have you ever been to US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Have you ever been to the US?
    Note that correction.

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    Re: Have you ever been to US?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Note that correction.
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    US is not ca special noun, no need to write "the" before "US". US is a country. Am I wrong? Please correct me.
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    Re: Have you ever been to US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    US is not ca special noun, no need to write "the" before "US". US is a country. Am I wrong?
    You are wrong. The name of the country is "the United States of America". Do you see the article?
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    Re: Have you ever been to US?

    Same with "the UK."

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    Re: Have you ever been to US?

    It's the same with any country where the official designation of the country reflects the nature or make-up of that country.
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    Re: Have you ever been to US?

    The Republic of Congo

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