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    Default The consumer price index vs consumer price index

    Dear teachers

    It's about the usage of article "the". I tend to write "Consumer price index in Hong Kong" when I start an article, and use "the inflation" in other pars of the article. Is it correct? Or should I start with "The consumer price index in Hong Kong" in the lead of the article? Personally, I think "Consumer price index in Hong Kong" sounds more natural.


    Below is my first paragraph of my write-up:

    [The?] Consumer price index in Hong Kong has surged 5.7% for the year ended August 2011 as private rentals, charges for package tours and prices of fresh vegetables topped the inflation basket. If you are out groping for a remedy to prevent inflation from eroding your retirement benefits, probably the answer you are looking for is right at your door.

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    Default Re: The consumer price index vs consumer price index

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    You need a "the". You're talking about a specific consumer price index here.
    Also, I would put the "probably" before "looking"

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