Preposition deletion

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Mon Dec 1 12:37:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 19:34:03 +0800, Randy Alexander
<strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> I wonder if it's only after (or perhaps also before) alveolar consonants.
> If you can say "I'm going the pub" can you also say "She wants to go my
> pub"?

Well, you still need "down". I find a few hits for "go(ing) down my pub",
including from some song lyrics. I'd consider it colloquial.



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