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The use of article when an element is defined before

Assuming that a function f is defined, which one of the following statements is correct with respect to the use of article for "call"? I know that i is already introduced, but how about the call? ...
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“A positive influence on [the] circulation of blood”

What is the difference in meaning between the following? Habitual physical activity has a positive influence on circulation of blood. Habitual physical activity has a positive influence on ...
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relaxed grammar rules in résumé?

Business schools or law school application résumés are typically concise at around 1 page. My question: Is it acceptable and considered ok to ignore some grammar rules to save words/space on a ...
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When “and” connects two subjects, can we remove the article pertaining to the second subject?

When “and” connects two subjects, can we remove the article pertaining to the second subject (as in the following example)? Original sentence: The implementation of the algorithms on the CPU and ...
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Definite article before an abstract noun

When is the definite article the appropriate before an abstract noun? In particular, I have the following examples. Which are correct? Case I In the Theorem 4.4, we prove property A for all ...
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“Leave prototype stage” or “Leave THE prototype stage”?

Which of the two would be best for use? F. ex. in the following sentence: The project hasn't yet left (the) prototype stage. The context doesn't seem to be important this time around, as it seems ...