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    in the 17th century Britain

    Which of the two phrases is better, 'in the 17th century Britain' or 'in 17th century Britain' ?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: in the 17th century Britain

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Which of the two phrases is better, 'in the 17th century Britain' or 'in 17th century Britain' ?

    Thank you in advance.
    The second version is the only correct one.

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    Re: in the 17th century Britain

    More specifically, it's the only correct one of those two. (If you really wanted to use 'the' you could say "in the Britain of the 17th century", which means 'in 17th century Britain [, which was very different from the present reality]' - that is it means the same but emphasizes the difference from today's Britain (or 'the Britain of the 21st century').

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