RE: the correct wording for "the" United Kingdom

Subject: RE: the correct wording for "the" United Kingdom
From: "Fiona Hurley" <fiona -dot- hurley -at- gtnet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 10:37:22 +0100


I can't come up with a resource offhand, but I can think of at least one
justification. You can think of the United Kingdom as a confederation of
four countries (namely, England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). In
the same way, "the" United States is a confederation of 50 states, and "the"
European Community is a confederation of 15 countries.

> In a sentence such as "We have an office in the United Kingdom",
> I'm pretty sure you need to include the word "the" before "United
> Kingdom". (Hope that's correct!)
>
> I've been trying to find a resource that will confirm this, so
> that I can back up a proposed correction to a corporate document.




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the correct wording for "the" United Kingdom: From: Gilda Spitz

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