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Sentence order

Unread postby Imaski » Fri May 19, 2017 8:48 am

Morning!

Can you check out this sentence and give me your opinion on word order? :

'I will tell you the story at school tomorrow'.

Is it too bad if you write ' I will tell you the story tomorrow at school' ? How solid is the rule https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/gramma ... r/positive.

Thanks for your help! ;-)

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Re: Sentence order

Unread postby Joe » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:45 am

As a general rule, place precedes time; but there is nothing grammatically wrong with your second example and it may make perfect sense in context depending on what you wish to emphasize.

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Re: Sentence order

Unread postby LeesaJohnson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:30 pm

The sentence "I will tell you the story at school tomorrow " is correct according to the grammar. Sentence structure is proper.


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