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    Please advise: article usage

    Dear Teachers

    As a non-native, I have trouble using article in the below sentence in the eyes of English native audience (if further changes are needed, please advise)

    1) Without a partnership between index provider and ETF sponsor, index would remain theoretical concept and calculation exercise, not viable investment vehicle.

    2) Without a partnership between index providers and ETF sponsors, index investing would remain a theoretical concept and calculation exercise, not a viable investment vehicle.

    Please advise.

    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Please advise: article usage

    NOT A TEACHER

    Here are my suggestions.

    Without a partnership between an/the index provider and an/the ETF sponsor, an/the index would remain a theoretical concept and a calculation exercise, not a viable investment vehicle.

    More context would be needed to determine whether a definite or indefinite article is needed.

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