Mistake finding: Forgery, in law, is the fabrication or altering of a written...

Hello,
Please have a look at the mistake finding exercise below:
1.Forgery,in law,is the fabrication or altering of a written document with the intent to deceive or defraud.
The correct answer is ‘‘altering’’ but i don’t know what to replace it with?
Please help me .
Thanks in advance !!!

Hi duc
They probably want you to replace ‘altering’ with ‘alteration’.
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Hi, Amy

In the definition Forgery is the fabrication of a written document with the intent to deceive or defraud is it necessary to use the before intent ? Can we say just …with intent to deceive… ?

Thanks !

Hi Alex

I suppose the word ‘the’ could be omitted before ‘intent’, however I would include it.
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