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Names of universities, col­leges and schools: London University, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Trinity College, Manchester Grammar School

Note. The definite article is used with expressions including “of”: the University of London, the University of Moscow.

· Names of airports and railway stations: London Airport, Heathrow, Victoria Station.

But the definite article may still be found in this case too.

· Names of hospitals: Hillsdale Hospital.

· Names of churches, cathedrals and abbeys: St Peter’s, Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey.

But with abbeys named after religious orders, and with those followed by “of”, there is a definite article: the Dominican Abbey, the Abbey of Cluny.

Note. When you refer back to a particular building, you can use the definite article in front of the word for the building, which keeps its capital letter.

And so round to the north side of the Cathedral.


Names of streets, roads, squares and parks

· Names of streets (a), roads (b), parks (c), squares (d), stadiums and malls (e) tend to be used without any article:

a) Oxford Street, Southampton Row, Pall Mall, Piccadilly, Fleet Street, Whitehall, Wall Street.

But names of some streets are traditionally used with the definite article, e.g. the Strand, the High Street, the Mall and some others.

Note. Names of streets in foreign countries are sometimes used with the definite article, e.g. the Rue de Rivoli (in Paris), the Via Manzoni (in Milan).

b) Charing Cross Road, Park Lane, Broadway, Pennsylvania Avenue.

Certain roads can have the definite article or no article: (the) Edgware Road, (the) Old Kent Road.

Highways and motorways tend to have definite article: the A1, the M1, the New Jersey Turnpike.

c) Hyde Park, Central Park, Memorial Park, Regent's Park.

But: the Snowdonia National Park, the Botanical Gardens.

Note. Names of parks in foreign countries are often used with the definite article: the Gorki Park (in Moscow), the Tiergarten (in Berlin).

d) Trafalgar Square, Russel Square, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square.

Note 1 Names of squares in foreign countries may have the definite article: the Red Square (in Moscow).

Note 2 When streets names are parts of addresses, the definite article sometimes can and sometimes must be left out: “24 (the) High Street”, “104 Edgware Road”. The definite article is not used in streets signs.

e) Wambley Stadium, Fiesta Mall.

Names of zoos, gardens are used with the definite article: the San Diego Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens.


Names of ships, trains, and spacecraft

· Names of ships are usually used with the definite ar­ticle: the Sedov, the Titanic, the Queen Elizabeth.

…and eventually the Queen Elizabeth put to sea.

· The names of smaller boats usually have no article:

The front runner will undoubtedly be Richard Matthew’s converted America’s Cup 12-metre yacht, Crusader.

· Established train services have the definite article: the Orient Express.

· Spacecraft tend to have no article: Challenger, Apollo 17.

Names of newspapers and periodicals

· Names of newspapers published in English tend to have the definite article, including almost all the British national daily newspapers: the Times, the Guardian, the Independent; the only one exception is: Today.

· The definite article is not used with the names of foreign newspapers: Pravda, Le Monde, Der Spiegel

· Names of periodicals such as magazines and journals have no article: Punch, Newsweek, ELT Journal.

But the Journal of American Psychology, the Spectator


Names of sporting events

· Names of sporting events usually have the definite article: the Superbowl, the Olympic Games, the World Cup, the Cup Final, the Boat Race, the British Open.

I really enjoy events like the World Championship and the Olympic Games.

One particular case of such an event is pick out by using the definite or indefinite article: I’ve never been to a Cup Final.

Names which are taken from the place where the event occurs do not have the definite article: Wimbledon (for tennis), Ascot and Epsom (for horse-racing events), Henley (for rowing).



Names of musical groups

Date: 2015-01-11; view: 1913

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