Using "The" and Geographical Names

Use "the"

Ingat bahwa kita menggunakan article "the" ketika menunjukkan:

.Rivers, Canals: the Nile, the Musi, the Suez canal.

.Seas & Oceans: the Pacific ocean, the South China Sea.

.Island Groups & Archipelagoes: the Galapagos islands, the British Isles.

Info tambahan:  Perbedaan Isle dan Aisle

.Gulf & Peninsula: the Persian Gulf, the Iberian Peninsula.

.Mountain ranges: the Alps, the Himalayas.

.Deserts: the Sahara, the Gobi, the Mojave.

.Points on the globe: the Equator, the North Pole, the South.

.Hotels, cinemas: the Hilton, the 21.

 

Do not use "the"

Kita tidak menggunakan article "the" ketika menunjukkan:

.Continents and their subregions: Asia, Southeast Asia, America, South America.

.Lakes: Lake Toba, Lake Tahoe, Great Salt Lake, Bear Lake.

.Islands: Bali Island, Easter Island.

.Mountains, Volcanoes: Mount Everest, Mount Vesuvius, Mount Semeru.

.Most Countries: Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Germany.

.Cities, States: Jakarta, London, Mumbai, California.

.Streets: Front Street, Pentonville Road.

 

Exceptions:

1. Beberapa negara harus menggunakan "the": the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Philippines.

2. Dalam points on the globe kita wajib menggunakan article "the": the North, the West. Tapi, kalau mereka hanya sebagai penunjuk arah kita nggak pakai "the". Contoh:

"I am going north." [Saya pergi ke utara.]

 

Untuk ngerti lebih jauuh lagi, kita juga wajib belajar penggunaan artikel "a, an, the".

 


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