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    Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    Is it grammatically correct to say "statement of problem"?

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

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    Is it grammatically correct to say "statement of problem"?
    Depends. What's the context?

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    In what context "statement of problem" is valid?

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by xterm View Post
    In what context "statement of problem" is valid?
    It is much more efficient to go from concrete to general here. Instead of us giving every possible variation/example and then you saying what you need it for, you can tell us how you want to use it and then we can go from there.

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    Well, it's hard to describe my context because it's basically from a PhD thesis.

    I guess it's safer to use "problem statement"

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    I would say there "Statement of the Problem".


    BTW I don't know what discipline you're in but you don't need to have boring headings unless it's required. Usually boring headings like that are for the proposals.

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by xterm View Post
    In what context "statement of problem" is valid?
    In titles, articles are often left out as in telegraphic speech.

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by xterm View Post
    Is it grammatically correct to say "statement of problem"?
    It doesn't sound like English. It's not something that I have ever heard or read. But 'statement' + noun works here, statement of intent, statement of purpose.

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    Here are twenty thousand academics who have used it as a title. It seems I was right about it being valid in that context:

    "statement of problem" - Google Scholar

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    Re: Statement of problem or statement of the problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Here are twenty thousand academics who have used it as a title. It seems I was right about it being valid in that context:

    "statement of problem" - Google Scholar
    Well, there you go.

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