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    About every

    We went to beach every day.
    There is a bus every ten minutes
    On every occasion I see you, you look different. This all I quote from the grammar book. Here I feel one doubt that, Is there any need of On Every occasion?
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    Re: About every

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    We went to beach every day.
    There is a bus every ten minutes
    On every occasion I see you, you look different. This all I quote from the grammar book. Here I feel one doubt that, Is there any need of On Every occasion?
    Thank you.
    Logically yes; conversationally no - but even informally it makes life easier for your audience if if you start adverbial phrases with a preposition.

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    Re: About every

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Logically yes; conversationally no - but even informally it makes life easier for your audience if if you start adverbial phrases with a preposition.

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    Hmm I'm not sure about this... 'Every time I see her I cry' is perfectly well-formed. I'll stay tuned for some other views.

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    Re: About every

    We went to beach every day.
    "The beach" is normal. You need an article. "A beach" if you are talking about different beaches on different days.

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    Re: About every

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Hmm I'm not sure about this... 'Every time I see her I cry' is perfectly well-formed.
    ...and 'on every time I see her' is not acceptable in this utterance.

    On every time I see you, you look different.

    I'll stay tuned for some other views.

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    Re: About every

    I think "every occasion" needs an "on." Seems to need a "when," too. On every occasion when I see you...

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    Re: About every

    That's interesting: 'Every time I see you, you look different' is fine, but with 'occasion' I'd prefer the 'on'...

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