I saw the following sentence in OALD:
He was forced to relinquish control of the company.
Despite having studied English for years and having consulted some advanced grammar books, when writing in English, in some cases I don't still know if the definite article 'the' should be used or not. For instance, I'm not sure if it's grammatical to write
He was forced to relinquish the control of the/that company.
But it doesn't sound incorrect to me.
Which one sounds more natural/correct to native English speakers? Which one is preferred by grammarians?