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    on average

    On the average, only about half of the bachelor degree students complete full four-year courses.

    Why is the definite article put in there? Is it correct? When do I have to write it and when should I omit it? Could I write the sentence just with "on average, only...."?

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    Re: on average

    "On average" is more common in my dialect (AmE), but I see nothing wrong with "on the average."

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