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    Default Article for strategy,

    Hi,

    Is an article required before ‘strategy’ in the following sentence, and why?
    On one hand I feel like the second instance of 'strategy' is referring to the first one, on the other hand I feel it sounds better without an article.


    The company has embarked on a strategy of becoming a global player… This shift in strategy is likely…

    Thanks,

    MG.

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    Default Re: Article for strategy,

    It's correct the way it is written.

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    Default Re: Article for strategy,

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    The company has embarked on a strategy of becoming a global player… This shift in strategy is likely…MG.
    It's a shift in strategy in general, not just this particular strategy. No article is needed.

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