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According to the Academy, both ota makom and ota hamakom are acceptable. http://hebrew-academy.huji.ac.il/hahlatot/GrammarDecisions/terminologyOrdinance/Pages/Ch4D009.aspx I'm just wondering how often oto/a/m/n haX is used, since I have only seen it once compared to oto/a/m/n X which I have seen many times. I'm also wondering what you make of the fact that the page mentions 'same X' can be definite or indefinite. I can't think of a time when', 'same X' is indefinite, if something is the same as something else then it must be a specific thing, so oto haX seems more logical, even if less common.