A / The preliminary conclusion

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John Allison

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Hi all,

I'm writing an e-mail to a colleague in which I want to state that I discussed the question that he had asked me with an appropriate person.

Hi Dave,

I discussed the issue with Mr X. The preliminary conclusion is that ...

Is the definite article before the 'conclusion' used correctly?

Thanks.
 
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  • John Allison

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    Thanks, bennymix!

    The conclusion is actually my and Mr X's - we discussed the issue and came to the conclusion which is however preliminary because we'd first need to look into relevant documents.
     
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