vs (versus)

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Nightmare85

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Hello,
I think we all know the abbreviation vs.
My question:
Should we write vs or vs. or even v.s.?
USA vs England.
USA vs. England.
USA v.s. England


It's mostly used in sports.

P.S. My favorite: vs

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Not in this case :)
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But I agree that we "normally" would say "The USA".
Some day I want to travel to the USA.

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Your example is probably a result of being practical not being correct. I guess a little help from our teachers would be nice on this matter.
 

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The usual jouralistic practice over here is to write

England v Spain (not v. vs. vs or the completely indefensible v.s.)

Countries which formally begin with The have the definite article dropped in sporting fixtures, so a match would be shown as USA v USSR.

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"These Vs are all the versuses of life
From LEEDS v. DERBY, Black/White
and (as I've known to my cost) man v. wife,
Communist v. Fascist, Left v. Right,"

From Tony Harrison's controversial poem 'V', one of the few great works to capture the bleakness of 1980s Britain. If anyone's interested:

Tony Harrison | "V" | poetry archive | plagiarist.com
 
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