Can we use the Article "The" with "Aravali". Aravali is a mountain range. As per grammatical rule, We can use "The" with name of "Ranges of Mountains". But, My book says that We can't use "The" with 'Aravali'.

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  • The Aravali mountain range. There is only one. Your book is wrong. – Lambie Jan 22 at 16:13
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    If you read the Wikipedia article titled Aravalli Range you'll see that about half the 80-odd instances of Aravalli are preceded by the. Personally, I think many of the instances there that don't include the article look a bit "strange", but it's not really something that even the most dedicated pedant could feel that strongly about. So for my money, the question is POB. – FumbleFingers Jan 22 at 16:13
  • @FumbleFingers: "POB"? If this is an expression for polite company, could you remind me what it stands for? – Lorel C. Jan 22 at 16:39
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    @LorelC: Sorry, I was getting a bit lazy (I usually write it out in full). Primarily Opinion-Based. There are no absolute "rules" governing which of two possibilities that are both commonly used is "correct" when it comes to proper nouns. And in this context, the fact that even the relevant Wikipedia article has 36 references without the article, and 43 with the article makes it a bit of a pointless question. – FumbleFingers Jan 22 at 16:48

Names are not preceded by articles in English.

James is my brother.

However, a name may simply be part of a multi-word noun phrase. If the name is not the complete noun phrase, the article can be used.

The James River is polluted.

An article is not strictly required, though. Not using an article implies familiarity with whatever the noun is. An announcer or news reader would probably use the article.

James River is polluted.

  • I think you are answering about something else – Sagar Gupta Jan 22 at 20:38

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