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    Article before 'creation of'

    Hi,

    Which one of the following sentences sounds better and why?

    1. Nakheel shelves the plan of the creation of a $750 million trust.

    2. Nakheel shelves the plan of creation of a $750 million trust.


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    Re: Article before 'creation of'

    1. Nakheel shelves the plan for the creation of a $750 million trust.

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    Re: Article before 'creation of'

    This sounds better to me, but I'm not sure why. Here are my best guesses.

    Nakheel shelves the plan of the creation of a $750 million trust.

    "Creation" is a singular, common, count noun in this sentence.

    Singular, common, count nouns are usually preceded by articles.

    "The" usually precedes a noun that is known of or identified. The sentence infers knowledge of the creation of a plan.

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    Re: Article before 'creation of'

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Which one of the following sentences sounds better and why?

    1. Nakheel shelves the plan of the creation of a $750 million trust.

    2. Nakheel shelves the plan of creation of a $750 million trust.


    Thanks,

    MG.
    I agree with bhaisahab if you need a casting vote.

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    Re: Article before 'creation of'

    1. Nakheel shelves the plan for the creation of a $750 million trust.

    I agree with bhaisahab if you need a casting vote.
    Raymott and bhaisahab,

    Could you explain me a bit why you prefer 'for' over 'of' in the sentence?

    Thanks.

    MG.

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    Re: Article before 'creation of'

    We can make a plan of something physical, like a house or a garden but we make a plan for something abstract like a fund.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 02-Oct-2008 at 22:00. Reason: afterthought

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