Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 18:12:46 -0500
From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: Lexical choice?
For me, it's 'do the laundry.' Out of curiosity, Natalie, what would you
say if you had sheets, towels etc to wash ,as well?
Fritz Juengling (Oregon, '63)
On Wed, 4 Oct 1995, Natalie Maynor wrote:
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)