Before names of the rivers, seas, oceans and chains of mountains.

Examples

The Mediterranean

The South Sea

The Black Sea

The Nile

The Danube

The Indian (Ocean)

The Pacific (Ocean)

The Atlantic (Ocean)

The Alps

The Australian Alps

It’s good practice to use the word river / lake before to avoid ambiguity.

Example:

The River Thames or The Thames River

The Lake Michigan

The Lake Geneva or The Geneva Lake

The Lake Lucerne or The Lucerne Lake

also town or village:

The town of Lucerne

The town of Dubrovnik

 

 

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