Date: Thu, 1 Dec 1994 12:50:47 -0800
From: "Alan S. Kaye" AKAYE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCVAX.FULLERTON.EDU
Subject: Re: "the" 101
Re the comment by Joan Livingston-Webber:
I have got to say: I live near the 101. Not: *I live near 101.
Therefore, when I compare with dialects in which the latter is grammatical,
I assume we can talk of a deletion process (i.e., the 101 FWY). Re
elsewhere in the English-speaking world, it may not be correct to think
of it in these terms -- maybe we will have to look at 'the' addition.
The problem is becomming extremely interesting!