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Do you need an article in a phrase "He moved to US five years ago"? Should it be "He moved to the US five years ago", since "US" is an acronym for something that should be always used with an article, like: "he moved to the United States five years ago".

  • How would you read it out? – Edwin Ashworth Oct 31 '15 at 22:05
  • I'm not sure what "rules" apply, but it should be "moved to the US". – Hot Licks Oct 31 '15 at 22:05
  • You don't actually need to use it, but a well-mannered person would. Why not? It ain't that difficult. Three letters, two sounds: it doesn't take that much of an effort. – Ricky Oct 31 '15 at 22:27
  • @Agzam books.google.fr/… – Elian Oct 31 '15 at 23:29
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Do you need an article in a phrase "He moved to US five years ago"? Should it be "He moved to the US five years ago", since "US" is an acronym for something that should be always used with an article, like: "He moved to the United States five years ago".

Yes and yes.

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