I am writing this sentence:

I can put you in touch with a business owner in the UK

I'm not sure if I should put "the" for UK or not

Could you help please

  • We have a state in India called Punjab. It is also addressed with a preceding 'the'. There was a post regarding the same in ELU
    – Varun Nair
    Jun 7, 2016 at 11:40

1 Answer 1


Yes, because it is the United Kindgom, not a random kingdom in the world.

The same goes for The United States, and not just "United States".

The United States

The United Kingdom

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

But, you would of course say:




More read and examples: http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/article4c.html

  • I'm not sure that this qualifies as an answer.
    – Varun Nair
    Jun 7, 2016 at 11:36

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