Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 23:49:20 -0400 From: Al Futrell Subject: Re: Lexical choice? > Then I thought wash, and heard it in my wife's voice, no problem with > "the". (B.C. Canada) > I have no problem with "the" either but I would never use it. Today I will do laundry or wash some clothes. The "the" reminds me of another collocation that drives me crazy, "I am working on the diss" as if it is the only one ever written. I prefer "my" over "the." Al Futrell -- awfutr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] -- Dept of Communication -- University of Louisville