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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #7964: THE or NOTHING?
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Articles [Change theme]
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    When should "the" be omitted in English?

    Main rules:


    -> Before countries or family names:

    Ø England is an island.

    Ø Africa is a continent.


    The United States of America = the U. S. A.


    -> Before titles or jobs:

    Ø Doctor Sin - Ø Lady James - Ø Sir Arthur - Ø Professor Smith


    -> Before abstract nouns, a few uncountable nouns, general rules:

    (all) Ø cats have four legs. 

    But: The dog I saw was black. 

    (all) Ø grass is green. 

    But: The grass in my garden is too high. 


    Choose the correct answer.
    Ø = no article.

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    1. I think people are funny.

    2. She doesn't like milk.

    3. I saw dog named Milou.

    4. Did you hear that on radio?

    5. I like film I've just seen.

    6. I think bread is too expensive.

    7. Did you like book I gave you?

    8. He is studying Zola's life.

    9. Years ago, I went to Cambridge University.

    10. Her train is due to arrive at Victoria Station.

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