Which sentence is grammatically correct and why?

1. The inflation in our country has recently increased. 

2. Inflation in our country has recently increased. 

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  • 1 month ago
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    Inflation (no article) when discussing the general idea (even if you mean it in the context of increasing prices of goods and services over time rather than inflation of a balloon, say).

    You would use "an" or "the" inflation if you were specifying a particular period of inflation, like "the inflation of prices in the 1920s was enormous", or "An inflation of prices occurred in the mid-1970s after the OPEC oil embargo".  In both cases, inflation was a problem for the economy.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.2 is the normal form.   Though you might also find: "Inflation in our country has increased recently."

  • 1 month ago

    Since the word inflation means a general increase in the prices of goods and services, and fall in the purchasing value of money, here's some better examples:

    - The rate of inflation in our country has recently risen. 

    - Inflation rates in our country continue to rise.  

    Your sentences are kind of saying "the general increase has recently increased." 

  • 1 month ago

    i think so .....................

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  • 1 month ago

    Both are technically correct, but the first one sounds more natural

  • 1 month ago

    Pretty sure both are correct. 

  • 1 month ago

    As far as I know, you can remove the word “the” in a lot of situations just like this one but I think the first one sounds better

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