English Grammar and Exercises for ESL learners.
|The definite article 'the' designates a specific person, place or event as shown below:|
|Specific things||The book I
bought is interesting.
Pass me the sugar please.
|Hotels, monuments, buildings,
museums, cinemas, theatres.
|The Ritz, The
Tower of London,
The Empire State building,
The Louvre, The Odeon Cinema, The Royal Theatre
|Mountain ranges, rivers, seas, oceans.||The Alps, The Mississippi, The Black Sea, The Pacific Ocean.|
|Groups of states or islands||The United States of America, The Bahamas.|
|No article is used in the following cases :|
|Generalisations||Sugar is sweet.
Caviar is expensive.
|Streets, squares, etc.||Oxford Street, Time Square|
|Names of mountains and lakes||Mount Everest, Lake Ontario|
|Countries (except groups as above)||England, France, Japan, India, etc.|
|Continents||Europe, Africa, Asia, America, Australia,|