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Do not use the with names of countries (except for some special cases).
e.g.: Germany is an important economic power.
Do not use the with the names of languages.
e.g.: English uses many words of Latin origin.
Do not use the with the names of meals.
e.g.: He usually eats breakfast late.
Do not use the with people's names.
e.g.: Mark will be here soon.
Do not use the with titles when combined with names.
e.g.: President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
Do not use the after the 's possessive case.
e.g.: Her friend's book was lost.
Do not use the with professions.
e.g.: She will probably study medicine.
Do not use the with names of shops.
e.g.: Would you like to go to Walmart with me?
Do not use the with years.
e.g.: She was born in 1967.
Do not use the with uncountable nouns.
e.g.: Rice is an important food in Asia.
Do not use the with the names of individual mountains, lakes and islands.
e.g.: Have you visited Lake Erie?
Do not use the with most names of towns, streets, stations, and airports.
e.g.: Can you direct me to Main Street?
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