Date: Thu, 1 Dec 1994 12:50:47 -0800 From: "Alan S. Kaye" 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! --Alan Kaye--