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  • 1. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
  • 2. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou normally use ‘the’ with proper nouns that are people’s names.
    • I f you are talking about a family, you can say ‘the Browns’.
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with some titles, such as ‘the Queen of England’, and the name of organizations, buildings, newspapers, and works of art.
  • 3. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • E xamples
    • the United Nations
    • the Taj Mahal
    • the Times
    • the Mona Lisa
  • 4. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with some proper nouns referring to geographical places.
    • the bay of Biscay
    • the Suez Canal
    • the Arabian Gulf
    • the Pacific Ocean
  • 5. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with countries whose names include words such as ‘kingdom’, ‘republic’, ‘states’, or ‘union’.
    • the United Kingdom
    • the Soviet Union
  • 6. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with countries that have plural nouns as their names.
    • the Netherlands
    • the Philippines
  • 7. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou do not use ‘the’ with countries that have singular nouns as their names.
    • China
    • Italy
    • Turkey
  • 8. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with names of mountain ranges and groups of islands.
    • the Alps
    • the Himalayas
    • the Bahamas
    • the Canaries
  • 9. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou do not use ‘the’ with the names of individual mountains or islands.
    • Everest
    • Etna
    • Minorca
    • Bali
  • 10. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with regions of the world, or regions of a country that include ‘north’, ‘south’, ‘east’, or ‘west’.
    • the Middle East
    • the Far East
    • the north of England
    • the west of Ireland
  • 11. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou do not use ‘the’ with:
    • North America
    • South-East Asia
    • East Anglia
  • 12. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou also do not use ‘the’ with ‘northern’, ’southern’, ‘eastern’, or ‘western’ and a singular name.
    • northern England
    • western Africa
  • 13. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with names of areas of water such as seas, oceans, rivers, canals, gulfs, and straits.
    • the Mediterranean sea
    • the Atlantic Ocean
    • the river Nile
    • the Panama Canal
    • the Gulf of Mexico
  • 14. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou do not use ‘the’ with lakes.
    • Lake Geneva
    • Lake Superior
  • 15. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou do not use ‘the’ with continents, cities, streets or addresses.
      • Asia
      • Tokyo
      • Oxford Street
      • 15 Park Street
  • 16. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with adjectives such as ‘rich’. ‘poor’, ‘young’, ‘old’, and ‘unemployed’ to talk about a general group of people. You do not need a noun.
    • Only the rich could afford this firm’s products.
    • They were discussing the problem of the unemployed .
  • 17. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • W hen you use ‘the’ with an adjective as the subject of a verb, you use a plural verb.
    • In the cities the poor are as badly off as they were in the villages.
  • 18. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with some nationality adjectives to talk about the people who live in a country.
    • They will be increasingly dependent on support of the French .
    • The Spanish claimed that the money had not been paid.
  • 19. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • W ith other nationalities, you use a plural noun.
    • Germans
    • the Americans
  • 20. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • W hen you use ‘the’ with a nationality adjective as the subject of a verb, you use a plural verb.
    • The British are worried.
  • 21. O ther U ses of ‘ T he’
    • Y ou use ‘the’ with superlatives.
    • He was the cleverest man I ever knew.
    • He was the youngest .
    • His shoulders hurt the worst .
    • It was the most exciting summer of their lives.
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