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    Using the determiner "the".

    Why am I hearing the lack of using a determiner in news broadcasts and in reading newspapers. I'm mostly seeing this when people are referring to going to proms. They will report someone as going "to prom" not going "to the prom".

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    Re: Using the determiner "the".

    Both forms are in use and have been for some time. Try Googling both forms and look at the number of hits.

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