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    wiewiorkowa is offline Newbie
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    definite article before a gerund

    My question is whether it is necessary to place a definite article before a gerund if it is followed by "of".


    X affects processing of Y


    X affects the processing of Y

    Which version is correct

    Thanks for help!

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    LeighS is offline Junior Member
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    Re: definite article before a gerund

    I would go with 'the'

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