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    Made in where?

    Here are two sentenses:

    "Made in USA"

    "Made in the USA"

    Is the difference essential? How is more correct?

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    no difference whatsoever, they just decided to say 'in the usa'. for what it its worth i myself would say 'made in the USA' if by chance i was indeed in the US making something
    "Нельзя запретить человеку сделать себе большую куклу из воска и целовать её."

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    I think it depends whether you read it out... Not sure, but I'd definitely say:

    Made in the USA
    Made in the UK

    But:

    Made in America
    Made in England
    Made in Russia
    Made in Germany

    Maybe it's idiomatic, because I think I'd say:

    Made in GB
    Perhaps because I'd write that but think:
    Made in Great Britain
    But for some reason, UK seems right as "The UK" or "The United Kingdom".


    Same for other sentences: I'm phoning England, but I'm phoning the UK.

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    This is a good question. Personally, I've always wondered why we call it "the Ukraine" instead of just Ukraine.

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    What I really love is somthings here say, made in australia from local and imported ingreadiance.

    Regardless, I usually avoid things made in usa because of there poor quality, in particular there cars, and there clothes.
    I hate Signatures

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    Things made in the USA, some are of poor quality, but not all. A good computer, Music(but that doesnt count), and... I think that is it. After all, everything Americans buy is made in China

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    As regards this particular case, article 'the' should be present before abbreviations of all specific names - countries, organisations, etc. -because those abbreviations are specific words,
    - the USSR;
    - the USA;
    - the CIA.
    But placing of articles before unique full names of countries is excessive as in case with people's names,
    - John;
    - Natasha;
    - America;
    - Russia;
    - Burkina Faso.
    Why they print sometimes 'Made in USA' instead of '... in the USA'? Because they love to shorten everything.
    V russkom ty by upotrebil slovo "perevodka" vmesto "perevodnaia kartinka". Oni upotrebliaiut 'decal' vmesto 'decalmonia'. I eta tendentsiia pronizivaet ves' ih anglo-amerikanskiy iazik.

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    Well i would say the main difference is if you are "reading" about product/goods packaging, they always say "Made in .....".

    If you are talking about where something is made, people are more likely to say "Made in the ......".
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