Articles (Places and Geographical Names) – Lesson 24, Part 1 – English Grammar

Topic: Using articles with places and geographical names. In Part 1, guidelines are presented to help learners understand the use of the definite article (THE) and the zero article (no article) when referring to places and specific geographical locations. Part 2 will summarize the guidelines and offer more practice.

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TEACHERS: Related ideas and activities are available on my WordPress blog.
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