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What pronoun should we use for a country? It? Why sometimes I hear "she"?
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It is used in formal style but she isn't really wrong if you want to wax a little poetic.

CB
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Cool BreezeIt is used in formal style but she isn't really wrong if you want to wax a little poetic.

CB

CB is probably correct. Still, I think we would use she/her situations more formal than casual conversation. "France has always been proud of her language."

N.B. She is also quite often used to refer to a ship.

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Hi,

A related point is that some countries are occasionally referred to as the 'motherland' or the 'fatherland'.

Clive
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