2013-10-11Why wrong: The definite article (“the”) is not used for streets, cities, provinces, states, countries, continents, mountains, islands, lakes or bays unless they are plural (the United States, the Alps or the Maritimes).  When a country, state or province has a city that bears the same name, the word “City” is used afterwards (e.g. Mexico City, Panama City, Quebec City.)  To be taken seriously…

Correct it: When speaking of singular streets, cities, provinces, states, countries, continents, mountains, islands, lakes or bays, don’t use the definite article (“the”). “We visited Mexico on our vacation last year.”

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“We visited the Mexico on our vacation last year.”