Correct usage of – ‘The’


‘The’ is a determiner.

It is used to indicate that – you are talking about – ‘one-or-more PARTICULAR’ – people, places, or things.


EXAMPLES

These are the people– I was telling you about.

In this sentence – you are talking about some particular people.


The most important point  is to practice this daily.

In this sentence – you are talking about a particular point.


He is the most famous celebrity– in India.

In this sentence – you are talking about a particular celebrity.



‘The’ is NOT used before –

Names of people, cities, towns, states and countries, except for a few countries like – The United States of America, The United Kingdom, etc.


EXAMPLES

Correct sentence – I was talking about  David Marshall.

Incorrect sentence – I was talking about  the David Marshall.

Correct sentence – We live in  India.

Incorrect sentence – We live in  the India.