Belated reply re: "the" wife

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Nov 10 01:23:12 UTC 1999

So what is right on. One year don't cut it for prepositions (ask folks who
have been learnin' English for years).


>On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>You didn't spend none of that life in the UK though Bethany.
>Wrong, DInIs! I was there from Aug. 1971 to Aug. 1972. But ... so what?

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
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