definite article before a gerund

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wiewiorkowa

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

Like:

X affects processing of Y

vs

X affects the processing of Y

Which version is correct

Thanks for help!
 

LeighS

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I would go with 'the'
 
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