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is it right to say "I've got lost in the Sicilian countryside" or do I have to omit the article "the"? I've got lost in the Sicilian countryside or

I've got lost in Sicilian countryside?

Apr 21, 2019 7:55 PM
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I think the definite article "the" is necessary here.

The definite article should be used with a proper noun that includes or refers to geographical terms. 

http://www.mit.edu/course/21/21.guide/art-pnou.htm

April 21, 2019
Actually, the thing that is awkward here is using "I've". Most native English speakers would simply say " I got lost in the Sicilian countryside". The only time you might add "have" would be if you were trying to make a point. For example, if someone said previously - No one ever gets lost in the Sicilian countryside", but in fact it happened to you at one time,  you might respond with,  "I'VE gotten lost in the Sicilian countryside", but you would also change got to gotten.
April 22, 2019

You are talking about a specific place, so "the" complements the expression. 

April 22, 2019
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