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'A' and 'The' Explained

Articles with Geographical Names

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We generally use either 'the' or 'no article' with geographical names in English. There isn't a lot of logic! We just need to learn if we need 'the' or 'no article' for each kind of place.

We use 'no article' with: We use 'the' with: Try an exercise about articles with geographical names here.
Try another exercise here.
Go to the main A and The page here.