Countries With The Word The

Countries With The Word The

“Man 1: Where are you from?  Man 2: From a place where we do not end sentences with prepositions.   Man 1: Okay, where are you from, jackass?” Unknown

I don’t remember all the rules of grammar.  I was doing fine until we started texting. My words are always bumping into each other. It’s hard to take someone seriously when they misspell a word (thnx) or leave out punctuation (me). If you are trying to learn something, like visiting all the countries you can, you should probably learn how to pronounce their names correctly.

In English, we use “the” if a country has a political title in its name, or if it refers to a group of islands. There are also countries, such as The Netherlands, which people commonly attach the definite article to even though it does not follow the two rules above. Just to make sure you are doing it right, here is the list.

The Bahamas

The  Falkland Islands

The Maldives

The Virgin islands

The Czech Republic

The Philippines

The United States

The Dominican Republic

The Netherlands

The United Arab Emirates.

The Ivory Coast

The Central African Republic

The United Kingdom

Since it has been in the news a lot lately, it is not “the Ukraine”.

 

Fly safe,

JAZ

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