- For Teachers
Which of the option is acceptable, revelation or release?
At the thinking of the _____________ of radiation, everybody is panic-stricken. (revelation, release)
It should be "at the thought of"
the or a release are acceptable. "The" obviously referring to a specific release and "a" referring to a non specific release. Although of course this is a grey area.
Say a nuclear plant had to do a controlled release of radioactive steam in order to prevent a catastrophe. They could very well talk about the release of radioactivity.
(This is what happened at Three Mile Island in 1979.)
The thought of the release of radiation from the Fukishima nuclear plant is causing everybody to panic.
I panic at the thought of the recent release of radiation from Fukishima
Panic stricken doesnt really work in the original sentance .The point is that in general "the" refers to a specific release and "a" can be be a non specific release or one that has not yet occurred.
I don't think it's a good sentence. Are you near Fukushima or are you not?I panic at the thought of the recent release of radiation from Fukishima