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    Question "removed the same" - is this correct?

    Hello,

    Is the following usage of 'the same' correct? Also, could you please tell me if this is common in BrE?

    (This was a note in the Indian newspaper 'Mint' after it deleted the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.)

    Note to readers
    : The front page visual capturing the unfortunate terrorist attack in Paris was carried in the best traditions of journalism. However, we have received feedback that it has offended some people. Since that was never the intention, we have
    removed the same
    . Mint stays committed to the principles of responsible journalism.

    Thank you

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    Re: "removed the same" - is this correct?

    Yes, it's fairly common.

    I printed an article yesterday. Today, I removed the same.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "removed the same" - is this correct?

    If I heard it (which I don't) I would consider it antiquated business usage.

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    Re: "removed the same" - is this correct?

    It was still in use on file notes in the Civil Service in the UK when I left 4 years ago.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "removed the same" - is this correct?

    You'll also see and hear 'same' without 'the'.


    The expressions same and the same are sometimes used in place of pronouns such as it or one, as inWhen 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.

    (Webster's American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language , 4th edition Copyright © 2010)


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    Re: "removed the same" - is this correct?

    I agree. I usually hear it without "the".

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    Re: "removed the same" - is this correct?

    Yes, we used "the same" and "same".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    I have had this question for some time now. Thank you for answering the same.

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