Useful materials from the Laboratory for Scientific Translation

Is it possible to ask to correct only article use (a / an / the / ø) in the text?

How often do we get just such a request! Unfortunately, it is impossible to check “articles only”, since they are an integral part of English discourse structure. Any error or inexactitude in the use of the articles also affects and is affected by other grammatical forms and constructions, especially prepositions. For example, in this sentence it is impossible to solve the problem with articles separately; a fundamental revision of the entire sentence is required: “Sustainable development concept is closely intertwined with the problems of management of the functioning of environmental and social spheres”.