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Rules of Definite Article with Examples and PDF

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Rules of Definite Article with Examples and PDF! There are seven important rules of a definite article ‘The’. Here is the list of sentences with examples and pdf.

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Rules of Definite Article with Examples

Rule 1

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“The” is used with all proper nouns

Incorrect:

King ordered to fight.

Correct:

The King ordered to fight.

 

Incorrect:

Horse which Sana got getting old now.

Correct:

The horse which Sana got is getting old now.

 

Rule 2

“The” is used before that common noun that has mentioned before in the sentences.

Incorrect:

Dog is a faithful animal.

Correct:

The dog is a faithful animal.

 

Incorrect:

Carnivore eats meat.

Correct:

The carnivore eats meat.

 

Incorrect:

Mammal feeds its young ones on its milk.

Correct:

The mammal feeds its young one on its milk.

 

Incorrect:

Horse is a steady animal.

Correct:

The horse is a steady animal.

 

Rule 3

Common noun is being used to indicate a class of something then ‘the’ is used before that noun.

 

Incorrect:

River Indus flows in Sindh.

Correct:

The river Indus flows in Sindh.

 

Incorrect:

New York Times gave the news of Iran’s nuclear programme.

Correct:

The New York Times gave the news of Iran’s nuclear programme.

 

Incorrect:

Danube is the longest river in Europe.

Correct:

The Danube river is the longest river in Europe.

 

Incorrect:

Largest group of Islands is coral Islands.

Correct:

The largest group of Islands is the Coral Islands.

 

Incorrect:

The England is an island.

Correct:

England is an Island.

 

Incorrect:

Himalayas is the biggest mountain range in world.

Correct:

The Himalayas is the biggest mountain range in world.

 

Incorrect:

The Mount Everest is the highest mountain.

Correct:

Mount Everest is the highest mountain.

 

Incorrect:

Atlantic Ocean runs through America and adjoining countries.

Correct:

The Atlantic Ocean runs through America and adjoining countries.

 

Incorrect:

He is most intelligent boy in the class.

Correct:

He is the most intelligent boy in the class.

 

 

Rule 4

‘The’ is used before the names of river, oceans, seas etc, groups of Islands, not before an individual island and it is used before ranges of mountains not before a single mountain.

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Incorrect:

She has longest hair.

Correct:

She has the longest hair.

 

Incorrect:

Adam is tallest boy of his family.

Correct:

Adam is the tallest boy of his family.

 

Rule 5

‘The’ is used before the superlative degree of an adjective.

 

Incorrect:

Poor are often hardworking.

Correct:

The poor are often hardworking.

 

Incorrect:

Rich are not hospitable.

Correct:

The rich are not hospitable.

 

Incorrect:

English writers did a lot to uplift English literature.

Correct:

The English writers did a lot to uplift the English literature.

 

Rule 6

‘The’ is being used before adjectives that are used as nouns in the plural sense.

 

Incorrect:

The cows are grazing.

Correct:

Cows are grazing.

 

Rule 7

‘The’ is not used before common nouns in plural number.

 

Incorrect:

The love wins the hearts.

Correct:

Love wins the hearts.

 

Incorrect:

The haste makes waste.

Correct:

Haste makes waste.

 

Incorrect:

Alia likes the diamond jewelry.

Correct:

Alia likes diamond jewelry.

 

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