1.The words used in the sentence are exactly the same.
2. The words used in the sentence are exactly same.
I saw the first sentence in a book and wonder if sentence 2 is also grammatical.
I'm afraid #2 is not grammatical.
However, there are some cases where 'the' is dropped:
'Same to you!'
They are fixed expressions, which are often found in informal spoken English.
Last edited by tzfujimino; 10-Sep-2014 at 18:29.