Quando se evita o uso do 'THE'?

Avatar do usuário PPAULO 39205 6 32 684
Usually one would have to mention which dispersions he is talking about, dispersion "dangling" this way it´s not common (even misleading).
"Increasing dispersion" is what we say when reffering to ratios or cause-effect, here some examples:

"Overqualification, job dissatisfaction and increasing dispersion in the returns to graduate education."
"...and which mirror the generally accepted trend of an increasing dispersion coefficient with increasing flow rate."
"Increasing consumption inequality is financed by an increasing dispersion in total income, defined as the sum of earnings and asset income."
"And Thomas (2010) document increasing dispersion for 37.9% of earnings announcements in their sample over the period 1993-2006."
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Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
Academicamente falando, emprega-se mais "improving the dispersion" (com o "the"). Constatei isso numa busca com e sem o "the".
Avatar do usuário PPAULO 39205 6 32 684
I partially agree. But "improving the dispersion" has to be the dispersion of something, and/or which type of dispersion.

Examples:
Stability parameters for mineral suspensions: Improving the dispersion of fillers in thermoplastics.
In this case the suspension is "mineral suspension" (type) and which would be "of fillers in thermoplastics."
Unless the dispersion has been mentioned once in an academical work/paper/study, then it could be mentioned without the article "the".

As in:
http://www.titanex.com.tw/doc/tecsuppor ... ension.pdf

There are therefore many studies dealing with
The use of particle surface treatments to improve dispersion.
(at this point the reader already which kind of dispersion the author is talking about.)
PPAULO escreveu:I partially agree. But "improving the dispersion" has to be the dispersion of something, and/or which type of dispersion.

Examples:
Stability parameters for mineral suspensions: Improving the dispersion of fillers in thermoplastics.
In this case the suspension is "mineral suspension" (type) and which would be "of fillers in thermoplastics."
Unless the dispersion has been mentioned once in an academical work/paper/study, then it could be mentioned without the article "the".

As in:
http://www.titanex.com.tw/doc/tecsuppor ... ension.pdf

There are therefore many studies dealing with
The use of particle surface treatments to improve dispersion.
(at this point the reader already which kind of dispersion the author is talking about.)


PPAULO is in this sense really:

"A compatibilizer is used that acts at the interface of the constituents of the mixture, promoting adhesion, reduction of interfacial tension and improving the dispersion."

Corrected now, thanks PPAULO and MARCIO!
Avatar do usuário PPAULO 39205 6 32 684
You´re welcome! We are glad that it helped.