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    passing vs passage

    The proliferation of so-called cybersquatters led to (passing the Anti-cybersquatting consumer Act in 1999, allowing compaines to seek up to $ 100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent of selling them) later

    Or

    The proliferation of so-called cybersquatters led to (the passage in 1999 of the anti-cybersquatting consumer protection act, which allows compaines to seek up to $ 100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent of selling them) later

    it seems like latter one is correct. Kindly dissect both the statments and help me understand why latter one is preferable over the former sentence

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    Re: passing vs passage

    Oh, interesting one.

    I would say "the passing", as a native speaker, but not sure if that is correct. Hopefully someone else can shed light on this gramatically?

    According to the dictionary, passage is the act of passing, which would mean that after you had finished passing something, you would use passage.

    i.e. "They passed the test. After the passage of the test, they continued with their studies at University."

    ??

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    Re: passing vs passage

    A. The proliferation of so-called cybersquatters led to
    passing the Anti-cybersquatting consumer Act in 1999, ...


    B. The proliferation of so-called cybersquatters led to
    the passage in 1999 of the anti-cybersquatting consumer protection act,
    which states: <provide passage here>

    C. The proliferation of so-called cybersquatters led to
    the passing of the Anti-cybersquatting consumer Act in 1999, ...

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