Do you think THE is left out is reasonable? John went to see his bank manager ,who sent the remains of THE WALLET and the money to the special department of the bank of England in New Casle,the Mutilated Ladies. THE shouldn't be left out because THE WALLET refers to John's wallet but not anybody else's. Do you agree? Think you!
Feb 14, 2012 11:40 PM
Answers · 4
If we new for sure it is his wallet, we would see the word his rather than the. "His wallet." I am not convinced it is his until I am told so. "The" should not be left out unless it is replaced by his, or a, or even "said" because it is a wallet that has been talked about. "they brought said wallet..." believe it or not is sometimes used in document lingo.
February 15, 2012
No. It refers to a wallet already mentioned in the story.
February 14, 2012
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