1-Therefore, the extraction of optimized thermodynamic parameters from various publications is required.

In the above sentence, is the definite article "the" really necessary? When are they required in the case of the+noun+of+noun sentences?

  • There is an answer here concerning the choice between "zero" and "the".
    – LPH
    Dec 16, 2020 at 13:55
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    You could include definite articles before either, neither, or both of extraction and optimized. Stylistically I'd say it's a bit weak to include both - but syntactically, all 4 permutations are perfectly valid. Dec 16, 2020 at 14:05
  • Can I remove the definite article before extraction since extraction is an uncountable noun? Will the sentence be wrong? Dec 16, 2020 at 14:11
  • I think whether "the" is used depends on whether the extraction and the parameters have been mentioned before, and so on whether they are definite in the mind of the writer. Dec 16, 2020 at 16:12


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