Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 07:04:45 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Lexical choice?
Today I have to do the ______________________
(meaning a pile of dirty clothes that should become clean with water & soap in
If we're to fill in the blank only, without changing anything else in
the sentence, I can't answer. I would never say "do the" if I meant
wash clothes. I'd say "Today I have to wash clothes."
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)