Which one of the following sentences sounds better? I feel that there should be ‘the’ before ‘invention’ as the invention is specific.

1. He is credited with invention of telephone.

2. He is credited with the invention of telephone.


I agree, or you could say "He is credited with inventing the telephone.
#2 sounds better to me.
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 BarbaraPA's reply was promoted to an answer.
Oops, sorry, I just noticed it should be:

"He is credited with the invention of the telephone."
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