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Forum: English Questions Jun 19th, 2012, 01:46 am
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Posted By susan53
Re: THE before an adjective

No, "the" is necessary because the name of the country is "The United States". When a proper noun includes an adjectival component (here, United) the definite article is used. Other examples include...
Forum: English Questions Jun 18th, 2012, 03:47 am
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Posted By susan53
Re: THE before an adjective

Again, it's an adjective and not part of the noun. The "southern US" is just a description of a rough area, not an official name, and therefore not part of a proper noun. Compare this headline from...
Forum: English Questions Jun 14th, 2012, 04:43 am
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Posted By susan53
Re: THE before an adjective

No. Notice that imperial has a lower case letter and is "just" an adjective preceding the proper noun. The name of the country is China. Compare this with eg the Ivory Coast where the capital letter...
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