Definite Article with Names of Buildings and Places


Rule 8.2: Use the definite article with the names of institutes, bridges, motels, hotels, zoos, buildings, theaters, museums, universities that have the word of in their name, companies that have the work Company in their name.


I would love to spend just one night in the Ritz Carlton Hotel
The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum.
Have you ever been to the Phoenix Zoo?


Rule 8.3: Do not use the definite article with the names of parks, stadiums, hospitals, universities, companies, malls, gardens, names that contain the word House, and names that contain the word Hall.


Jeff has a membership at Hart House.
Everybody wants to go to Harvard University.
Millennium Park is Chicago’s newest park.


Exercise 4: Fill in the blanks with the or Ø.