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Shoyren - Oct 26th 2010, 04:53
The capital of the United States of America is Washington D.C.
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AlanF_US - Dec 28th 2013, 17:51
The capital of the United States of America is Washington, D.C.

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The capital of the United States of America is Washington, D.C.

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  1. Oct 3rd 2013, 14:11
    Please add a comma: "Washington D.C." -> "Washington, D.C."
  2. Oct 3rd 2013, 14:18
    Americans use "D.C." (short for "District of Columbia") to distinguish the federal district of Washington from the state of Washington in the northwest of the country. (I think it was a poor decision to give the state the same name as the district, but we're stuck with it now.) In many contexts, it's clear which one is meant, so the "D.C." can be omitted, but there are other cases where it is used. I note that a number of the translations omit the "D.C.", but it would be better to include it if there's an accepted way to do it in the given language.
  3. Dec 28th 2013, 17:51
    Changed after more than two weeks without a response.

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