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    musicgold is offline Senior Member
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    Default Sentences Feb 14

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. donít you get a backache from working so long hours.

    2. Next Monday is Valentine ís Day.

    3. I will be there on the Monday two weeks later.

    Thanks,

    MG.

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 14

    I am not a teacher.

    1. working such long hours

    2. OK

    3. I will be there two weeks from Monday. (AmEng)

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 14

    1. Donít you get a backache from working such long hours?

    2. Next Monday is Valentineís Day. OK.

    3. I will be there two weeks on Monday. (BE)

    Rover

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 14

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    3. I will be there two weeks from Monday. (AmEng)
    I need to understand this better. Let us say today is Jan 12, 2011 (Wednesday). I am telling the listner that I will be at her place on Monday Jan 24, 2011. So there is one more Monday ( Jan 17) in between.

    I am not sure which Monday I am referring to in 'from Monday'.

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 14

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    I need to understand this better. Let us say today is Jan 12, 2011 (Wednesday). I am telling the listner that I will be at her place on Monday Jan 24, 2011. So there is one more Monday ( Jan 17) in between.

    I am not sure which Monday I am referring to in 'from Monday'.
    The 24th would be a week from Monday. I'm pretty sure the Brits say "Monday week" for that. I always mean the next Monday coming up when I say "a week from Monday" or "two weeks from Monday". On Wednesday, January 12, next Monday was January 17, and a week from Monday was January 24. Two weeks from Monday was January 31.

    By the way, apparently Americans get a backache where Brits simply get backache, to judge by Rover_KE's post.

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 14

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post

    I am not sure which Monday I am referring to in 'from Monday'.
    When in doubt, stipulate the exact date. It saves a lot of time and uncertainty.

    Rover

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