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    In (the) light of (the) recent events

    I've seen this expression used a lot of times in various article combinations. Which articles are necessary and which are not?
    In (the) light of (the) recent events, I regret to inform that the ceremony has been canceled.

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    Re: In (the) light of (the) recent events

    In (the) light of
    Both are possible. I prefer it without "the".

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...e-light-of-sth

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    (the) recent events
    If you're referring to specific/known/previously mentioned events, use "the".

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    Re: In (the) light of (the) recent events

    '... I regret to inform you that ...'

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    Re: In (the) light of (the) recent events

    I find the start much more natural with no articles. I expect to read/hear "In light of recent events ...". If everyone is very clear on which events are being referenced, I might use "In light of the recent [tragic] events ...", but I wouldn't use "In the light of ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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