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    sondra is offline Member
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    Default Proverbs

    Hello,


    Is it possible to omit the first 'as' in all the three proverbs and use either 'a' or 'the' interchangeably? (Especially in American English)

    As silent as the/a dead.
    As silent as the/a grave.
    As silent as the/a tomb.

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    Default Re: Proverbs

    These are not proverbs, but similes.

    Use the in all cases.

    Rover

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