Definite Article Religions


Rule 7.13: Do not use the indefinite article or the definite article when referring to the names of religions.


Correct: Christianity is practiced all over the world.
Incorrect: A Christianity is practiced all over the world.
Incorrect: The Christianity is practiced all over the world.


Rule 7.14: Use the definite article when the word religion immediately follows the adjective form of a name of a religion.


Noun: Christianity is practiced all over the world.
Adjective: The Christian religion is practiced all over the world.


nnNoun

Christianity
Islam
Judaism
Hinduism
Protestantism
Catholicism
Shintoism

nnnnAdjective

the Christian religion
the Islamic religion
the Judaic religion
the Hindu religion
the Protestant religion
the Catholic religion
the Shinto religion


Exercise 14: Fill in the blanks with the or Ø.