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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    Okay, I wouldn't say even that sentence like that. Sorry!
    Same place, same time is perfectly good English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post

    Is 'the' required?
    Additionally, and from The American Heritage Dictionary (cited here),
    Usage Note: The expressions same and the same are sometimes used in place of pronouns such as it or one, as in When you have filled out the form, please remit same to this office. As this example suggests, the usage is associated chiefly with business and legal language, and some critics have suggested that it should be reserved for such contexts. But though the usage often does sound stilted, it occurs with some frequency in informal writing, particularly in the phrase lack of same, as in It is a question of money, or lack of same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Additionally, and from The American Heritage Dictionary (cited here),
    Usage Note: The expressions same and the same are sometimes used in place of pronouns such as it or one, as in When you have filled out the form, please remit same to this office.
    I've read in English usage books that 'same' as used above be replaced by 'it'.

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    OK. If that's not problem, then what about this? The same and indentical are synonyms. Could you be associating the two semantically, and the reason you feel the might not be required?

    If not identical, ...
    If not the same, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Same place, same time is perfectly good English.
    Cas, I didn't say it isn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    Cas, I didn't say it isn't...
    What did you mean to say? I'm referring to post #5, your reply go post #4.

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    The main point of that post was to stress that I, personally, would not say that, and that that is my personal opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    The main point of that post was to stress that I, personally, would not say that, and that that is my personal opinion.
    What that tends to mean is that you think the sentence in question is ungrammatical. Next time, you might want to be a tad more clear on what you mean. Think about your audience.

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    My apologies! It also supposed to be internal conversation(between engee and myself), yet this is public. Again, sorry!

    Thanks for you suggestion!

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