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Does information must be preceded by "the" because "information" is specified by "saying that..." ?
So, the author has received the information saying that neither woman has made a complaint.
 

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[STRIKE]Does[/STRIKE] Should "information" [STRIKE]must[/STRIKE] be preceded by "the" because "information" is specified by "saying that..." ?
So, the author has received the information saying that neither woman has made a complaint.
No.
The author has received some information which says that neither ...

In that sentence, "saying that, etc." just adds extra information to "information"! It does not specify it.

However, it is possible (in a less likely context) that the author was anticipating receipt of that particular piece of information. If so, use "the".
 

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No.
The author has received some information which says that neither ...

In that sentence, "saying that, etc." just adds extra information to "information"! It does not specify it.

However, it is possible (in a less likely context) that the author was anticipating receipt of that particular piece of information. If so, use "the".
Ecuse me, why didn't you say "In that sentence, "saying that, etc." just adds extra information to the "information"! It does not specify it."? Because In your sentence "information" is used for second time and every time a noun is used for second time it should have "the".
 
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[STRIKE]Ecuse[/STRIKE] Excuse me,
Did your spellchecker not alert you to that mistake? In any case, you don't need to say "Excuse me" in future. You can ask your question directly.

why didn't you say "In that sentence, "saying that, etc." just adds extra information to the "information"!
Did you notice how the word information is enclosed by double quotes in my previous post? What does that tell you? :)
 

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Did your spellchecker not alert you to that mistake? In any case, you don't need to say "Excuse me" in future. You can ask your question directly.

Did you notice how the word information is enclosed by double quotes in my previous post? What does that tell you? :)
Yes I know information is different with "information" in your sentence, I meant "information" in your sentence refer to information in original sentence and shouldn't you use "the" for it?
 
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I take 'information' to mean 'the word "information" in the OP's original sentence', where 'the word' and 'in the OP's original sentence' can be omitted.
 

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Yes I know information is different from "information" in your sentence. I meant "information" in your sentence refers to information in the original sentence, and so shouldn't you use "the" for it?
No. It ("information") means the word "information".

... just adds extra information to "information"! :tick:
... just adds extra information to the word "information" in that sentence!
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... just adds extra information to the "information"!
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This is not dissimilar to how we don't normally use the definite article with proper nouns.
 

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Something like The author has learned that neither woman works better for me.
 
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