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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".

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  • How would you read it out? Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 22:05
  • I'm not sure what "rules" apply, but it should be "moved to the US".
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Oct 31, 2015 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
    Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 22:27
  • @Agzam books.google.fr/…
    – Elian
    Commented Oct 31, 2015 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".

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