Names without ‘The’ (definite article) – English Grammar lesson

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Names without ‘The’ (definite article) – English Grammar lesson
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The word “the” is one of the most common words in English. Using the article ‘The” can be quite tricky at times especially for names. When to use it or when not to use it is a common question asked by the English learners. In this lesson we will look at the names without the article ‘The’

1. We do not use ‘the’ with names of people
Example – Niharika , Helen

2. When we use Mr/Mrs/Captain/doctor etc followed by a name,we do not use ‘the’.
Example – Mr Johnson , Doctor Smith

3. We do not use ‘the’ with names of places. Some of the examples are given below:

Continents – Africa (not The Africa), Europe, South America
Countries – Japan , India , Australia
States – Texas , Delhi
Islands – Sicily , Bermuda
Cities – New York , Mumbai, Bangkok
Mountains – We use Mount (Mt) for mountains and lake (lake) without using ‘the’
Mt Etna , Mt Everest , lake Superior , Lake Constance

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  1. Gabriel Carvalho Saraiva

    May 19, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Niharika, so, when I mention Amazon river or Poti river (both in my country, Brazil), I must say Amazon river or THE Amazon river, THE Poti river

  2. Jaime Alons

    May 19, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Hi. I love your videos. I'm learning so much with yours. Thanks for doing these videos.
    🙂 🙂 🙂


    May 20, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I heard some people say "The Punjab" Is that correct? if so why?

  4. 15 8 1986 Khan

    May 20, 2017 at 12:46 am

    babu modugo we can use the before himalayas because it is chain of mountain

  5. Official Imran Ahmad

    May 20, 2017 at 1:13 am

    what's omission articles?plz help me

  6. vinay chandu

    May 20, 2017 at 1:29 am

    నైస్ అక్క

  7. Anand Prakash

    May 20, 2017 at 1:48 am

    plz tell me where I use 'the' before singular and plural
    child , mango , clothes , book, books …
    anybody help me..

  8. Aftokra Studios

    May 20, 2017 at 2:12 am

    i love your energy

  9. Kashif Khan

    May 20, 2017 at 2:54 am

    One of my favorite "continents" not "continent." Be careful when you teach English…. 3:44 🙂

  10. javid ali wardag javid ali wardag

    May 20, 2017 at 3:24 am

    niharika you are a good teacher ours we appriciate you i don,t know about anyone but i got more information about everythings from your lectures . All the best

  11. Rashed 26

    May 20, 2017 at 4:04 am

    awesome, lecture

  12. Jørgen Hansen

    May 20, 2017 at 4:28 am

    the Philippines' official name is the Republic of the Philippines. Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas. That political designation should explain the the.

  13. dyulokdyuti pradhan

    May 20, 2017 at 5:16 am

    thank u very much Niharika mam…. plz give me only ur video site…. nyc understanding about english grammer part…

  14. ramesh challa

    May 20, 2017 at 5:24 am

    thank u madam

  15. Sanjeev Chaurasia

    May 20, 2017 at 5:49 am

    a unit , a union , a university , a european . . explain please :/

  16. Philip Spencer

    May 20, 2017 at 5:54 am

    However, we do sa, "THE DONALD" is a real idiot.

  17. 17000sussie

    May 20, 2017 at 6:10 am

    I NEED THIS T-SHIRT!!!! WHERE CAN I BUY IT? (Am a teacher myself;) )

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