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I am a junior high student in Osaka, Japan.
I would like someone to help me with these sentences.
Which sounds more natural to native speakers?
A: Ted will come to Japan to see his sister this summer.
B: Ted will come to Japan this summer to see his sister.
Can I say the sentence like 'This summer Ted will come to Japan to see his sister."?
If I can, do I have to put comma after 'summer'?
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) According to The Grammar Book by Mesdames Celce-Murcia and Larsen-Freeman, the order is often place + time + purpose.
Ted will come to Japan (place) + this summer (time) + (in order) to see his sister (purpose).
(b) The two scholars write:
"Adverbials of ... purpose tend to follow all the others."
I am sorry to be late to reply.
Something was wrong with my computer (actually, my father's), but he has fixed it.
The comma after This summer' would be helpful, I think.
'Purpose' should come last.
The explanation is quite clear!
Both are unnatural...you mean 'will' is used for supposing something?
It is sad that we, junior high school students, are taught 'will' is almost the sama as 'be going to'...
Thank you for everything interesting, Teachers!
Ways of Expressing the Future in English.
ps. Note the words 'often' and 'tend' in the quotations from The Grammar Book. The writers do not say that purpose should come last.
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Thank you for your note.
I should be careful in reading sentences.