8th Class English Articles Definite Article 'The'

Definite Article 'The'

Category : 8th Class

*   Definite Article 'The'


Definite Article (the) points out a particular person, animal, thing or place.  




  • This is the boy who came first in the race.
  • The pen that you purchased for me is lost.
  • I dislike the boy who stole my book in the class.
  • The Northern belt of our country is covered with the Himalayan Mountains.
  • The Red Sea is different from the Black Sea.  

In the above given sentences, the is used to point out a particular person, animal, thing or place.  


*       Uses of Definite Article 'The'

'The' is used before the following:

(i)      A class of noun.

E.g. The man.

(ii)    Before the Superlative Degree of Adjective.

E.g.  The best.

(iii)   Before the words to express quantity.

E.g Wheat is sold by the kilogram.

(iv)   Before a noun which has been mentioned earlier.

E.g. I saw a tiger. The tiger was looking dangerous.

(v)    Before the names of national, religion and caste,.

E.g. The Hindu, The Indian.

(vi)   The names of famous building.

E.g. The Red Fort.

(vii)  The names of sea, river or valley.

E.g. The pacific, The Ganga, The Bay of Bengal

(viii) Names of some countries,

E.g. The U.S.A., The U.K.

(ix)    Names of religious book.

E.g. The Ramayan.

'The' is used before the names of holy books, rivers, oceans, mountains, monuments, newspapers, heavenly bodies, etc.;  

  • The Ramayana, The Geeta, The Bible, The Quran.
  • The Ganga, The Yamuna, The Nile.
  • The Indian Ocean, The Pacific Ocean.
  • The Himalayas, The Alps.
  • The Taj Mahal, The Victoria Memorial, The Red Fort.
  • The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Hindu.
  • The Sun, The Moon, The Sky, The Earth, The Star.

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