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    Default Started the day by surprising... easy phrase

    Is it right to say?

    - Started the day by surprising/celebrating...
    - Started the day with surprising...
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    - The day started by surprising...
    - The day started with surprising

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    Default Re: Started the day by surprising... easy phrase

    Context?

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    Default Re: Started the day by surprising... easy phrase

    My friend just turned 20 today, and me and her friends went to her house and surprised her.
    So I wanted to write in Twitter how my day started.

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    Default Re: Started the day by surprising... easy phrase

    We started the day by surprising my friend.

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    Default Re: Started the day by surprising... easy phrase

    Is it grammarly correct to say: started the day by surprising...

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    Default Re: Started the day by surprising... easy phrase

    Do you mean omitting the subject of the sentence? If you start your sentence with a capital letter it is OK.

    When the subject is understood it can be omitted. Especially on things like Twitter. You are narrating your own life.

    Got up today. Made some toast. Took a shower. Drove to work.

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    Default Re: Started the day by surprising... easy phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post

    Got up today. Made some toast. Took a shower. Drove to work.
    Tell me more! Tell me more. Did you hit any red lights? Remember to floss?

    (I know Twitter is used for more than this, but it feels this way to me.)

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    Lady - Using "me and herfriends" as the subject is bigger issue than omitting the subject when it's understood.
    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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    Default Re: Started the day by surprising... easy phrase

    I thought you were breaking into a song from "Grease."

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