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    Default It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    Which is correct?

    1.It was on January the thirty first (when/that) he came here last time.

    2.It's hard for me to decide should I go to play or bed.


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    Default Re: It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    1.It was on January 31st when he came here last time.
    for second sentence I'm not sure but I think it's better to use "whether" instead of "should".
    (I am not a teacher.)

    Last edited by EnglishLearner1990; 29-Jul-2013 at 17:22.

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    Default Re: It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    31th?
    It's "31st", isn't it?

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    Default Re: It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    31th?
    It's "31st", isn't it?
    Yes, I had edited it before.
    Thank you for your attention.

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    Default Re: It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post
    1.It was on January 31st when he came here last time.
    "That" is also correct. In formal writing, "that" is more appropriate than "when".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Default Re: It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    Which is correct?

    1.It was on January the thirty first (when/that) he came here last time.

    2.It's hard for me to decide should I go to play or to bed. This is OK.


    Thanks!
    #1 is not natural. We would say "He last came here on January (the) 31st" or "January (the) 31st was the last time he came here".

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    Default Re: It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    For the second sentence I would say:

    It's hard for me to decide whether I should play or go to bed.


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    Default Re: It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    1.It was on January 31st that he came here last time.
    2.It was January 31st when he came here last time.
    3.It was January 31st that he came here last time.
    4.It was on January 31st when he came here last time.

    I think 1 is a cleft sentence,and the first two sentences are correct,the last two are not grammatical.
    Is that right? Thanks!

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    Default Re: It was on January the thirty first when/that he came here last time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    1.It was on January 31st that he came here last time.
    2.It was January 31st when he came here last time.
    3.It was January 31st that he came here last time.
    4.It was on January 31st when he came here last time.

    I think 1 is a cleft sentence,and the first two sentences are correct,the last two are not grammatical.
    Is that right? Thanks!
    You have posted these four sentences as the first part of a new thread. Please see that thread for responses and try not to duplicate posts in future. It can be very confusing.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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