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  1. A2Rana
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    Question Use of Adverb

    I want to confirm which adverb to use for 'Country'?Either I use 'It' or 'She'.Please do help me on this problem....Thank you!

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    Re: Use of Adverb

    Hi A2Rana

    The word country is a noun, not an adverb, and it takes the pronoun it.

    Ex: The USA has... / It has ...
    Ex: My country is beautiful. It has mountains, lakes, forrests, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hi A2Rana

    The word country is a noun, not an adverb, and it takes the pronoun it.

    Ex: The USA has... / It has ...
    Ex: My country is beautiful. It has mountains, lakes, forrests, ...
    As far as I know, the personification of non-living nouns (such as nations, cities, hurricanes, ships, and other vessels) as she has fallen out of common usage. It's now generally considered quaint or poetic. Anyway, I think you can use she instead of it and her instead of its to show a kind of affection for the country of your living.


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    Re: Use of Adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    As far as I know, the personification of non-living nouns (such as nations, cities, hurricanes, ships, and other vessels) as she has fallen out of common usage. It's now generally considered quaint or poetic. Anyway, I think you can use she instead of it and her instead of its to show a kind of affection for the country of your living.

    Quite agreed! This kind of affection does work fine for dogs, cats...

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