states vs countries : Common Errors in English

About states vs countries

Citizens of the United States, where states are smaller subdivisions ofthe country, are sometimes surprised to see “states” referring instead toforeign countries. Note that the US Department of State deals withforeign affairs, not those of US states. Clearly distinguish these twouses of “state” in your writing.

states in News

  1. EU states in deal on market rules-EU official

    LONDON (Reuters) - European Union states have struck a deal to overhaul the bloc's securities markets, ending a near two-year deadlock and setting the stage for talks with EU lawmakers on a final text, ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Southern states, including Arkansas, most generous in country

    Southern states, including Arkansas, are among the most generous states in the country, when it comes to giving charitable donations.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KTHV Little Rock

  3. 24 States Allow Proof of Insurance by Smartphone

    More states now accept electronic proof of car insurance. Here is how to show it properly.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX Business

countries in News

  1. Canadians Have Access to Fewer New Medicines Than in Most OECD Countries

    Compared to 32 other developed countries, Canada's public drug plans perform poorly in providing access to new medicines and vaccines, according to the 2011-2012 International Report on Access to Medicines ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Non-OECD countries drive energy consumption

    WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- A report from the U.S. Energy Department said countries outside the OECD led the world in liquid fuels consumption for the first time ever in April.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: UPI

  3. FAO praises 38 countries for halving hunger

    “[These countries] are proof that with strong political will, coordination and cooperation, it is possible to achieve rapid and lasting reductions in hunger.”
    on June 12, 2013 Source:

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