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Hi,

I read from somewhere that when one is using "U.S." in sentences, "thes" are required. But why a no "the" and yes "thes" here?

Ex.

... of defense for the U.S. Navy. (Here, "the" is for Navy or U.S.?)

... at the request of U.S. Navy Chaplains serving... (no need for "the"???)

... sponsored by the U.S. Government as this...
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Hi,

I read from somewhere that when one is using "U.S." in sentences, "thes" are required. But why a no "the" and yes "thes" here? I think you mean these instead of thes.

These United States is an expression som

etimes used by people who live in the USA. If you don't live there,just say The United States.

Ex.

... of defense for the U.S. Navy. (Here, "the" is for Navy or U.S.?) It's for 'Navy'.

... at the request of U.S. Navy Chaplains serving... (no need for "the"???) No article is needed, because it just means some US Navy Chaplains. It's non-definite, non-specific.

... sponsored by the U.S. Government as this... This is specifying, specifically, the US government, eg not the Russian government or the French government.

Best wishes, Clive
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When using U.S. as a noun, the is required -- not when U.S. is an adjective, as it is in all three of your examples.

for the Navy> for the U.S. Navy NOT for the the U.S. Navy.

of chaplains (indefinite expression, so no the) > of Navy chaplains (adjective Navy) > of U.S. Navy chaplains (adjective U.S.)

[If the phrase had been of the U.S. Navy chaplains, we would have analyzed it as a derivation starting from of the chaplains. The the would not be introduced later because of the presence of U.S.]

by the government> by the U.S. government NOT by the the U.S. government

CJ
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