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Last Updated: May 05, 2015     Views: 0

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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