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Cities, states Paris, London, New Jersey, Ohio Exception: the Hague  
Streets, squares, avenues, roads, boulevards Green Street, First Avenue, Peach Boulevard Exception: the Strand  
Countries (use «the» when they have a plural name and are viewed as unions) Canada, France, Ukraine the Philippines, the United Kingdom    
(the) USA
Geographic areas (regions)   the Orient, the Middle East, the Crimea  
Continents Europe, Asia, South America, Africa      
Mountains, mountain peaks Mount Everest Exception: the Matterhorn  
Mountain ranges   the Rocky Mountains, the Alps  
Lakes Lake Michigan    
Lakes when they form a set   the Great Lakes  
Rivers   the Danube  
Oceans and seas   the Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea  
Gulfs   the Gulf of Mexico  
Bays San Francisco Bay    

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Canals   the Erie canal  
Planets Mars, Venus Exceptions: the Sun, the Moon, (the) Earth  
Separate islands Jamaica    
Chains of islands   the Canary Islands  
Deserts   the Gobi desert  
Parks Central Park    
Tourist attractions, famous buildings, monuments, Exception: Disneyland the White House, the National Gallery,  
Museums, libraries   the Library of Congress  
with universities, colleges, schools beginning with a proper noun Harvard University, Lambton college    
with universities, colleges, schools beginning with «university», «school», «college»   the University of Virginia, the college of arts and sciences  
Names of magazines Time magazine    
Names of historic documents   the Treaty of Geneva  
Names of wars (except World Wars) World War I the War of Independence  
names of ships, Trains, airplanes   the Orient express  
names of scientific methods: a) well-known and established (the) b) those still not recognized by everyone (Ø)   Green method   the Montessori method  
proper names a) denoting family as a whole (the) as opposed To separate name (Ø) b) specifying maiden name (a) Ann Johnson the Johnsons She was a Brown before marriage.


Exercise 7. Fill in the blanks with «the», «a», «an», or leave blank.


1. May I have a look at ___ book that I brought yesterday?

2. She is ___ chemist.

3. John likes __ rice.

4. Ann has decided to become ___ engineer, while Mike and Andrew would rather become __ geographers.

5. Where is ___ coffee that we bought last week?

6. ___ teachers want ___ students to succeed.

7. ___ water is essential for life.

8. Please pass ___ pepper.

9. ___ word processors can check ___ spelling.

10. In 1816 a Scottish natural philosopher invented ___ kaleidoscope.

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Exercise 8. Insert correct article or leave blank.


___ Oriental Art Museum, ____ Asia, _____ Great Lakes, __ Tampa Bay, __ Green Park, ___ Capitol, _____ Amazon River, ______ Andes, _____ White Street, _____ Netherlands, ___ John Hopkins University, __ Discovery Park, ___ Great Salt Lake, _____ Old Dominion University ___ Washington monument, __ Mediterranean Sea, ____ Golden Gate Bridge, ____ Greece ____ California, ___ University of Washington, _____ Philadelphia,


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