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    Default Article - firm size

    Hi,

    The following sentence is from a media article. Note that there is no article before ‘firm size’.
    Shouldn’t there be a ‘the’ before ‘firm size? Or is the author treating ‘firm size’ as a noun?

    "The survey also provided clear evidence that firm size significantly affects the practice of corporate finance."

    Thanks,

    MG.

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    Default Re: Article - firm size

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    The following sentence is from a media article. Note that there is no article before ‘firm size’.
    Shouldn’t there be a ‘the’ before ‘firm size? Or is the author treating ‘firm size’ as a noun?

    "The survey also provided clear evidence that firm size significantly affects the practice of corporate finance."

    Thanks,

    MG.
    This is a general use referring to at least, a number of firms, MG, so it isn't made specific by using 'the'. Maybe a paraphrase will help.

    The survey also provided clear evidence that the size of any given firm significantly affects the practice of corporate finance.

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