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    Pawel_26 Guest

    Default My another question... of word order

    I promise it's my last question on this topic

    Please, tell me which of the following sentences would sound most natural to a native English speaker:

    1) What do you think of the way Dr. Lewiston responded yesterday to the criticism expressed a few days earlier?
    2) What do you think of the way yesterday Dr. Lewiston responded to the criticism expressed a few days earlier?
    3) What do you think of the way Dr. Lewiston responded to the criticism expressed a few day earlier yesterday?

    Are all the above sentences correct? Personally it seems to me that the third one sounds very strange and is incorrect. The second one is the best, I guess. Am I right? What do you think of it?

    What about the following sentences?

    4) I saw yesterday the girl we met last Friday.
    5) Yesterday I saw the girl we met last Friday.
    6) I saw the girl we met last Friday yesterday.

    I'm sorry if my question is too long.
    Thanks in advance for your help. Have a nice day .

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    Default Re: My another question... of word order

    1 Yes- the best for me
    2 Nope
    3 Yes, but it is a bit strained to have the two time pharses together
    4 Nope
    5 Yes
    6 Yes

  3. #3
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    Default Re: My another question... of word order

    Thanks tdol

    But what about the following sentence:

    I saw the girl yesterday we met last Friday.

    Is it correct?
    Last edited by Pawel_26; 02-Mar-2005 at 15:42.

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    Default Re: My another question... of word order

    Not correct, you cannot split "the girl' and "we met last Friday"

    FRC

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    Default Re: My another question... of word order

    Thanks a lot Francois.

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    Yesterday, I saw the girl...

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