in Boston, (the) USA

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Saltie

Senior Member
Russian, Russia, Sochi
Hi!
It's from a biography:
'She grew up in Boston, USA...'
Should I read 'in Boston, the USA' here anyway, or can I omit 'the' when reading?
 
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Hi!
    It's from a biography:
    'She grew up in Boston, USA...'
    Should I read 'in Boston, the USA' here anyway, or can I omit 'the' when reading?
    It would not enter my head to add THE in there, it is so standard to see/hear the initials used alone to denote the country.
     

    Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    Who wrote this biography? Not a native AE speaker, I presume.

    "She grew up in Boston, USA..." is very strange. I would expect either:
    She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)...or
    She grew up in Boston (USA)...

    But to answer your question, I would not add "the" when reading the sentence.
     
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