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    #1

    Exclamation Which one is better?

    Hi,

    I meet him on the that day.

    I meet him that day.

    Which of the two sentences is more appropriate and why?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Which one is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    I meet him on the that day.

    I meet him that day.

    Which of the two sentences is more appropriate and why?

    Thanks
    "I will be there all week and I will meet him on the Wednesday (of that week), for example."
    "I will be there on Thursday and I will meet him that day."
    Is this what you were looking for?

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    #3

    Re: Which one is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    I meet him on the that day.

    I meet him that day.

    Which of the two sentences is more appropriate and why?

    Thanks
    #1 is completely ungrammatical (*...the that...)!!

    If, on the other hand, you meant to enquire which of these is the more natural:

    I met him on that day.

    I met him that day.


    then the answer is #2: omission of the preposition is more idiomatic in this case.

  3. anupumh's Avatar
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    #4

    Re: Which one is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    #1 is completely ungrammatical (*...the that...)!!

    If, on the other hand, you meant to enquire which of these is the more natural:

    I met him on that day.

    I met him that day.


    then the answer is #2: omission of the preposition is more idiomatic in this case.
    Yes that was a careless mistake meet for met..

    what do you mean by more idiomatic?

    should I imply that native language is more idiomatic?

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    #5

    Re: Which one is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Yes that was a careless mistake meet for met..

    what do you mean by more idiomatic?

    should I imply that native language is more idiomatic?
    Idiomatic = natural

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