(the) wings are almost ready

VicNicSor

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Later, after this talk, when Hiro (the listener in the dialog at the link) comes home, Aunt Cass tells him:
-- Oh, look at my little college man. Ah, I can't wait to hear all about it! Oh, and wings are almost ready.
Big Hero 6, animation

Since she refers to before-mentioned wings, they should have taken the definite article "and the wings are almost ready". Am I right? Thanks.
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    I can't think of any good reason for omitting 'the'. It's not natural to omit it there in casual speech, any more than we'd omit 'are'.
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    We omit unstressed words at the beginning: 'Wings are almost ready', instead of 'The wings are almost ready'. That's normal. But it does have to be the beginning; 'and' blocks it here.
     
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