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    Hi, I'd like to know which sentence is ok.
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    1) Was Saturday the first of December?
    2) Was it Saturday on the first of December?
    3) Was Saturday on the first of December?

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    Default Re: Was Saturday?

    The first two sentences are OK, but they ask different things.

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    Default Re: Was Saturday?

    I'm not sure about it being 100% correct, but to me "Was the first of December a Saturday?" sounds better.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Was Saturday?

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I'd like to know which sentence is ok OK.
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    1) Was Saturday the first of December? This would have to refer to the most recent Saturday.
    2) Was it Saturday on the first of December? Not natural.
    3) Was Saturday on the first of December? Not natural.
    My comments are above in red. I agree with charliedeut that "Was the first of December a Saturday?" is a better question if you are trying to work out what day of the week December 1st fell on (though you would need to specify which year).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Was Saturday?

    thanks to you all.

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