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    At the time of (the) delivery of the product

    "At the time of delivery of the product, the seller's full name, address and telephone number should be made available to the consumer."

    Is it possible to put "the" before "delivery" in the above sentence? Does it change the meaning of the sentence? Can I understand that "the time of delivery" almost sounds like "one word" and that's the reason "the" is missing before "delivery"?

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    Exclamation Re: At the time of (the) delivery of the product

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    "At the time of delivery of the product, the seller's full name, address and telephone number should be made available to the consumer."

    Is it possible to put "the" before "delivery" in the above sentence? Does it change the meaning of the sentence? Can I understand that "the time of delivery" almost sounds like "one word" and that's the reason "the" is missing before "delivery"?
    ‘Delivery’ can be used as countable as well as uncountable depending on the usage.
    Countable: We get two deliveries of mail (= it is delivered twice) a day.
    Or Our services include residential deliveries.
    Uncountable: You pay for the goods on delivery
    Or We make payment at the time of delivery (= when it is delivered or handed over).
    In the example it is uncountable, so should not be followed by an article.

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