I need a list of places where the article "THE" is used

For example:

The USA but not "the" India"

Why does one country have the article the and the other not?


1 Answer 1


India is a name, so you cannot put 'the' before it, like you could not say 'the Steve' in most cases. The USA refers to all the states, 'The United States', whereas if you would refer to the USA as America, you could not say 'The America'. Long story short, in most cases you cannot put 'the' before names, but there are exceptions.

  • Thanks Man... Could u please tell me.. what are the other places that begins with definite article "THE"
    – Ameer
    Jun 15, 2015 at 9:00
  • This is a good description/definition: A definite article indicates that its noun is a particular one (or ones) identifiable to the listener. It may be something that the speaker has already mentioned, or it may be something uniquely specified. The definite article in English, for both singular and plural nouns, is the. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_%28grammar%29#Definite_article . For the list of countries, see Mari-LouA's comment.
    – Leafeeeh
    Jun 15, 2015 at 10:06

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