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India
November 17, 2009 5:26am CST
we use articles in english, now days I am also read them but littele mistake I found some countries names before use the but some are not so pls writte me what is reason about that
1 response
@ravend (661)
• Malta
17 Nov 09
I am not sure I understood you well, but are you comparing something like 'The Netherlands',which has an article against 'Germany', which does not have?
• India
17 Nov 09
where we find some plural name we use The and where singular we not use the like The phlipines, comparison India
@ravend (661)
• Malta
17 Nov 09
Its more or less like that.But keep in mind that a country's name depends on its history and composition. E.g.The United Kingdom... The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.