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the use of "the" Should there be a "the" when mentioned "Czech Republic" when writing official documents?
Feb 17, 2014 8:49 AM
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This is a good question. Normally, the definite article is not used for names of countries, except when the name is in the form of "the United States of America" or "the United Kingdom". I would say the Czech Republic falls into this latter category and "the" would be used.
February 17, 2014
Yes, you always put "the" before "Czech Republic". A clearer comparison is better made with its neighbour: "Slovakia" (no "the") and "the Slovak Republic".
February 17, 2014
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