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    Question In case of

    Is there any rule (or maybe just a hint?) what article should be chosen in a title phrase before "of", i.e., when it should be "in case of", "in a case of", or "in the case of"? Actually, I feel that this phrase has its own rules of using, the classical rules of using articles do not apply here. Or maybe I am wrong as well as those who judge my writing? Maybe you could help me, please?

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    Anybody?

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    Red face Re: In case of

    Hi nyggus,
    Not too sure what you want to know.
    Can you give some examples? That would enable someone to answer your question appropriately.

    Dippit

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    Default Re: In case of

    Quote Originally Posted by Dippit
    Hi nyggus,
    Not too sure what you want to know.
    Can you give some examples? That would enable someone to answer your question appropriately.
    Dippit
    Ok. Which of the sentences is correct:
    1st. "In case of the first algorithm, the beta parameter should be set on its maximum level."
    2nd. "In a case of the first algorithm, the beta parameter should be set on its maximum level."
    3rd. "In the case of the first algorithm, the beta parameter should be set on its maximum level."

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    Could anybody help me with this? I would be very indebted!

    Nyggus

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    Default Re: In case of

    The 3rd- it's a specific case. How about 'set to its maximum level'?

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