This bus is for the use of US residents only


This bus is for the use of the US residents only?

Should I add a the before US in this sentence?

  • Why? Usually it is better to omit unnecessary words without reason. – user3169 Aug 4 '18 at 18:28

You would only say the US residents if there were one or more different groups of people--in that place that might get on the bus if they didn't know--and you had to be specific about which group.

If the statement isn't directed toward any existing group but anyone wanting to get on the bus, the should be omitted.

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