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    #1

    the before same

    Is it mandatory to put 'the' before 'same'? Is it grammatically acurate to leave it out as in "But for same reason we never could get on the same page with Butch"?

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    #2

    Re: the before same

    Yes, it is mandatory there.

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    #3

    Re: the before same

    However, it's not mandatory here:

    'Hugh Jarce finished his essay and handed same in for marking'.

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    #4

    Re: the before same

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Hugh Jarce finished his essay and handed same in for marking'.
    I can't say that's incorrect, but is doesn't sound natural to me these days.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 08-Apr-2016 at 09:42. Reason: Correct small typo.

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    #5

    Re: the before same

    Doesn't Hugh Jarse play in goal for Misogynists United?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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