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I would include 'the'. However, I would tend to agree with Peter that most native speakers may not. Remember, just because native speakers use a certain structure more often doesn't make it more correct, only more common.

Ex:

(My1&2: my own made up examples)

Our company pays for postage on all orders. (company policy)

  1. Our company pays for postage on all orders. (company policy)

  2. The postage on your order has been included as a courtesy. (not a policy)

The postage wasn't paid on your order has been included as a courtesyit, and that was another thing to worry about. (not a policy)

(A Mark Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain Christmas story(Samuel Clemens)

Make your letter light and thin, for the distance is great and the postage heavy.

I would include 'the'. However, I would tend to agree with Peter that most native speakers may not. Remember, just because native speakers use a certain structure more often doesn't make it more correct, only more common.

Ex:

(My own made up examples)

Our company pays for postage on all orders. (company policy)

The postage on your order has been included as a courtesy. (not a policy)

(A Mark Twain Christmas story)

Make your letter light and thin, for the distance is great and the postage heavy.

I would include 'the'. However, I would tend to agree with Peter that most native speakers may not. Remember, just because native speakers use a certain structure more often doesn't make it more correct, only more common.

Ex:

(1&2: my own made up examples)

  1. Our company pays for postage on all orders. (company policy)

  2. The postage on your order has been included as a courtesy. (not a policy)

The postage wasn't paid on it, and that was another thing to worry about.

Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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I would include 'the'. However, I would tend to agree with Peter that most native speakers may not. Remember, just because native speakers use a certain structure more often doesn't make it more correct, only more common.

Ex:

(My own made up examples)

Our company pays for postage on all orders. (company policy)

The postage on your order has been included as a courtesy. (not a policy)

(A Mark Twain Christmas story)

Make your letter light and thin, for the distance is great and the postage heavy.