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    Re: I'd ,red bow on

    However, "on" the morning is wrong in American English unless it's "on the morning of July 14th" or something like that. Do my colleagues across the pond say "on" the way it was quoted?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    However, "on" the morning is wrong in American English unless it's "on the morning of July 14th" or something like that. Do my colleagues across the pond say "on" the way it was quoted?
    "On the morning my phone rang, I had not seen Grandpa since his admission to the hospital."

    Actually, in that context, I would use "on the morning", yes.

    On the morning of my wedding...
    On the morning my cat died...
    On the morning of the hurricane...

    In the sentence quoted, I would say that it means "On the morning [of the day that] my phone rang ..."

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    Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    English prepositions are a nightmare!!!
    I so agree!

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