Belated reply re: "the" wife

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Nov 10 13:17:51 UTC 1999

Yeah but the guy who said he couldn;t say it revealed his Britishness. No
US respondent has yet denied it.

dInIs (who has been in college for too long)

>On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>So what is right on. One year don't cut it for prepositions (ask folks who
>>have been learnin' English for years).
>But we were not asked if we had lived in England. We wre asked if we said
>"in  college" -- weren't we?

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
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