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"A" and "The" with Institutions and Places in a Town



Usually, we use 'the' when we talk about going to places/shops in a town such as the bank, or the supermarket (there's only one in the town, or the listener knows which one you are talking about), but you can use 'a' if you are just talking about the building, or nothing if you are making generalisations.


Remember: We don't usually use 'the' or 'a' with institutions (school, college, university, prison, hospital or church).

But, we do use 'the' or 'a' when there is an adjective before it, or when we are thinking about the building, not what usually happens in the building.




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