Suppose we're writing about a power plant that had the first sod turned on the plot chosen for its construction back in 1960's and has been in actual operation since early 1970's.
What would be the best option to pick, grammaticaly speaking:
- The construction of the plant started in 1963.
- Construction of the plant started in 1963.
In the second line, there's no definite article. Are both sentences grammatically correct, with the first making a slightly bigger emphasis on the process of construction? Or is only one of them correct?