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    annikawemby is offline Newbie
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    The definite article or not?

    I dont know when I should put the definite article infront of nouns and when I shouldnt. For instance when it comes to names of mountains, newspapers etc.

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    Re: The definite article or not?

    It doesn't come before mountains usually, but it does come become before mountain ranges:
    Mount Everest is in the Himalayas.
    (There are a few exceptions- European mountains that have 'the' in their original language can take the article, like 'the Matterhorn'.)

    Do you mean just geographical terms and place names or in a wider sense? Because the rules for the wider sense are very complex and a word can take an article or not according to the meaning.

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