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Hi.

Is it always true that the definite article, the, is used for a range of mountains but no article is used for single mountians.

Ex. The Andes mountains

Ex. Mount Everest.

Can you think of any exceptions? I think there are several exceptions for this rule.

Thanks
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prajwalkrI think we can use 'the' before Mount Everest.
Eg: The Mount Everest is considered as the highest mountains in the world.
No. Sorry. That's wrong. Emotion: sad

CJ
hrsaneiBTW, is the cited rule correct?
I've never heard that there was a rule at all! I don't know. You'd have to find the names of as many mountains and mountain ranges as you could find, and test it out yourself, I'm afraid.

hrsaneiDo you prefer to be called Jim or CalifJim?
You can call me either one. Just don't call me late for dinner. Emotion: smile

CJ
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Thank you very much Jim for your response.I try to make a list and post it here to see if we can extract rule out of it.

Definitely, you will be the first one to be called for the dinner. Emotion: smile

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hrsaneiI'll try to make a list and post it here to see if we can extract rule out of it.
Good idea. Good luck!

Hopefully you won't accidentally pick all the exceptions. That might distort the rule we formulate from the data.

CJ
In general, yes, the above is true. But there are always exceptions (the exceptions make the rule...)

But yes: The Andes, The Himalayas, The Urals, The Rockies

But: Mount Everest, Mont Blanc, Ben Nevis (all with no article). Exception maybe "The Matterhorn", as someone suggested.

The sentence in which "the" was suggested before "Mount Everest" was using "Mount Everest" as an adjective. In this case, the article chosen will depend on the following noun. This rule has nothing to do with the one you are asking about.

E.g., We have loads of photos from the Mount Everest trip.

The noun here is "the trip" and "Mount Everest" simply tells us which trip.
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I see mountain evarest or I see the mountain evarest what is the correct use of articles...

AnonymousI see mountain evarest or I see the mountain evarest what is the correct use of articles...

First, spell the name correctly. Then read the posts in this thread for the correct use of the article.

I have seen Mount Everest.

what about THE EVEREST

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