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THE by Mind Map: THE

1. Use "the" the second time you use that same noun in the same paragraph.

1.1. I saw a movie last night. The movie was entertaining.

1.2. A man ran into the street. A car hit the man.

2. Use "the" if a specific person has a title or if only one person has a title.

2.1. the president

2.2. the doctor

2.3. the Queen of England

3. Use "the" if the name of the country is plural or indicates a group (of states, islands, etc.)

3.1. the United States

3.2. the Netherlands

3.3. the Philippines

4. Names of Some Geographical Areas

4.1. the South Pole

4.2. the South Pole

4.3. the South

4.4. the North East

5. Names of Oceans, Rivers, Seas, Deserts, Forests, Canals

5.1. the Pacific Ocean

5.2. the Mediterranean Sea

5.3. the Atlantic Ocean

5.4. the C & O Canal

6. Names of Monuments, Memorials, Parks, and National Shrines

6.1. the Capitol

6.2. the National Archives

6.3. the White House

6.4. the Senate Office Building

7. Names of Colleges, Universities, and Other Schools

7.1. the University of Maryland

7.2. the Catholic University of America

8. Names of Buildings on Gallaudet University Campus

8.1. the infirmary

8.2. the library

8.3. the bookstore