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    aniqashah is offline Newbie
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    Default use of the article "the"

    hello!

    in the sentence, "____ Indus is the longest river of Pakistan", i feel no article should come before "Indus", since its already very specific. but the rules of placing articles suggest otherwise.

    comment please, with a reasonable explanation :) thankyou.

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    Default Re: use of the article "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by aniqashah View Post
    hello!

    in the sentence, "____ Indus is the longest river of Pakistan", i feel no article should come before "Indus", since its already very specific. but the rules of placing articles suggest otherwise.

    comment please, with a reasonable explanation :) thankyou.
    You need the article there.

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    Default Re: use of the article "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by aniqashah View Post
    hello!

    in the sentence, "____ Indus is the longest river of Pakistan", i feel no article should come before "Indus", since its already very specific. but the rules of placing articles suggest otherwise.

    comment please, with a reasonable explanation :) thankyou.
    Hi aniqashah.
    Please use capitals to start questions and for 'I'.
    You need to use "the" for rivers. There's no good explanation. It's what we do.

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