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