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    need "the" or not?

    Please help:

    According to the similarity of two kinds of things on some characteristics, this method draws a conclusion that they are probably similar on other characteristics.

    Thanks

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    Re: need "the" or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by fang2008 View Post
    Please help:

    According to the similarity of two kinds of things on some characteristics, this method draws a conclusion that they are probably similar on other characteristics.

    Thanks
    That is right,you need the definite article because of-phrase follows the noun.


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    Re: need "the" or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by fang2008 View Post
    Please help:

    According to the similarity of two kinds of things on some characteristics, this method draws a conclusion that they are probably similar on other characteristics.

    Thanks
    According to the similarity of characteristics in two kinds of things, this method leads to the conclusion that they are probably similar to other characteristics.

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