I am going to the countryside.

Is there any occasion where countryside would be used without "the", so it would go like: I am going to countryside, or something else?

  • Not that I can think of as a noun. Did you find such a usage somewhere? – user3169 Jul 8 '15 at 16:43

In general, no. You would never use "countryside" without "the".

If, however, "countryside" is a proper noun, you would.

For example, this nursery is called "Countryside Nursery".

If you are telling someone you are going to this nursery, you would say:

I'm going to Countryside Nursery.

If both you and the person you're speaking to are familiar with this place, you may refer to it with a shorthand version of the name, omitting "Nursery":

John: Which nursery are you going to?
Beth: I'm going to Countryside.

But, as you can see, since it is a proper noun, "Countryside" should be capitalized.

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