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Re: At table

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on August 03, 2005

In Reply to: Re: At table posted by Smokey Stover on August 03, 2005

: : at table. examples: we found them at table

: And? Old-fashioned way of speaking, but perfectly valid, so far as I know. SS

That's a British way of speaking, I believe. They say "at table" where we Americans would say "at the table", and "in hospital" where we would insert the word "the". Hmm, I wonder if we're the ones using an old-fashioned speech pattern that came over in colonial times and was never updated. Did they say "at the table" in Shakespeare's time?