by the each

Jeff Prucher jprucher at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jan 31 17:37:58 UTC 2014

I wonder if this is a regionalism? It doesn't strike me as being an unusual usage at all (although I can understand why people unfamiliar with it find it grammatically puzzling).

It looks like DARE might have this as "each, by the":, but I don't have institutional access and can't check the print edition at the moment.

Jeff Prucher

> On Friday, January 31, 2014 4:46 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU> wrote:
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