English grammar exercise from EnglishLearner.com - Pre-intermediate level

Geographical names with and without the

Do you need the definite article the before these place names?

For each geographical name, decide whether you need the definite article the before it. When you have entered all your answers, click on the "Check answers" button. If you make a mistake, please try again until you have found all the correct answers.

1) Europe
2) Himalayas
3) River Danube
4) Asia
5) Alps
6) Spain
7) Panama Canal
8) Pacific Ocean
9) Northern Ireland
10) Black Sea
11) Atlantic Ocean
12) Irish Republic
13) Bahamas
14) Mount Etna

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Exercise written by Elek Mathe - EnglishLearner.com - last modified on September 14, 2015