According to (the) information that we received...

VictorKons

Member
Italian
Hello everyone!!

I have asked a very slightly similar question in an earlier thread and one user was helpful in answering it, but this led me to another question. (Moderators: it's not the same question!).

(A) According to information that we have received from the spokeswoman, there would be no further issues.
(B) According to the information that we have received from the spokeswoman, there would be no further issues.

Assuming that this is the first time that this information is mentioned . . . are both OK? To me (B) is more definite, while (A) means "some information that…", but both are correct.

Can someone please confirm?

A big thank you as always.

Vic
 
  • Silver

    Senior Member
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    I think only "the" works in your context. I can't come up with a reason. I think "the" is necessary here because you've said where the information is from, though.
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Based on the assumption of no prior mention of the communication from the spokeswoman, (A) is the preferable version. Sentence (B)'s "the" suggests that the details of the information have been mentioned earlier.
     
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