Re: the correct wording for "the" United Kingdom

Subject: Re: the correct wording for "the" United Kingdom
From: letoured -at- together -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 21:27:14 -0400


In <D1CA690A3AA4D142ABC0C5C0C56065D728752A -at- app00008 -dot- corp -dot- longview -dot- ca>, on
07/15/02
at 04:00 PM, "Gilda Spitz" <gspitz -at- longview -dot- com> said:


>When you refer to most countries, you just refer to the name, with no article
>(Canada, France, and so on). A major exception to this usage is, of course
>"the" United States. So here's my question:

>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. I've looked through
>various dictionaries and the Chicago Manual of Style, and can't find what I'm
>looking for. Any ideas?

Check the Assoc. Press or New York Times style guides if you want an
authority.

-- Or just read it out loud in the context its being used (you tell us part of
it but not all), and go from there. -- because it can go either way; E.g.,
"In other news, United Kingdom air force jets..." Or, "at the United Kingdom
office we..." Or, "Our United Kingdom office..." Or, "We have an office in
the United Kingdom to serve..."



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