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Rule "third country"

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Description: third country
Message: The USA is one country, Canada is another, and Ireland is a third. The USA could sign an agreement with Canada to exclude a third country (e.g. Ireland) from their territorial waters (for fishing, for example). In EU texts, however, this term is widely used to mean 'countries outside the European Union', and sometimes 'countries outside whatever grouping of countries we are talking about'. Use: non-member \2 (or state), non-Schengen \2 (or state), \2 outside the EU/EEA etc.
Category: Misused terms in EU publications (Gardner) (ID: MISUSED_TERMS_EU_PUBLICATIONS)
Link: https://euenglish.webs.com/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The standard values for imports from a third country are…
    Correction suggestion: non-member country, non-Schengen country, country outside the EU
  • He has a Schengen visa but he is not allowed to work in third countries.
    Correction suggestion: non-member countries, non-Schengen countries, countries outside the EU
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The standard values for imports from a non-member state are…
  • He has a Schengen visa but he is not allowed to work in non-Schengen countries.
  • He has a Schengen visa but he is not allowed to work in non-EU countries.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: EUPUB_THIRD_COUNTRY [1]
Version: 4.8-SNAPSHOT (2019-12-10 21:33)