SQL Syntax question

Why does the following SQL code work in Paradox but not via a Tquery
component.  I am using bde 2.52 w/Delphi 1.01 & tried the same with
Paradox 5.0

DELETE
FROM "D:\PROGDIR\DATA\TABLE.DB"
WHERE
(SOME_FIELD = 7)

phil grant
p...@gwi.net