[General] Nor in the American variety.

arjitsharma

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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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It is understood that htere is only one American variety.

Yes, if the English variety is also one of its kind.
 
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Is it ok to say "way" instead of "variety" in the above phrase.
 

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

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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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