Why wrongThe definite article (“the”) is not used for streets, cities, provinces, states, countries, IMG_3026continents, mountains, islands, lakes or bays unless they are plural (the United States, the Alps or the Maritimes). For more information, click here.Fireworks

Correct it:  When speaking of singular streets, cities, provinces, states, countries, continents, mountains, islands, lakes or bays, don’t use the definite article (“the“).  Montreal is the biggest city in Quebec.

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“Montreal is the biggest city in the Quebec.”