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    Default My mother put on the

    Look at the following sentences.

    My mother put on the table a notebook.

    She keeps over her head a scarf.

    He writes to me a letter.

    They write in notebook few sentence.

    These sentences are self made. Please explain that if it is correct to say.

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    Default Re: My mother put on the

    Quote Originally Posted by Aradhana Mittal View Post
    Please look at the following sentences:

    My mother put on the table a notebook on the table.

    She wears over her head a scarf over her head.

    He writes to me a letter to me.

    They write in notebook a few sentences in their notebooks.

    These sentences are self-made. Please tell me if they are correct.
    Check out my corrections, Aradhana.

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    Default Re: My mother put on the

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Check out my corrections, Aradhana.
    Thank you for reply and I understood your corrections. And I also knew this could be the better way to say what you corrected.

    But I am quite sure I heard or read these type of sentences somewhere where prepositional phrases come before direct object.

    'on the table' is used before object.
    Please if this type of sentences exist, then please give me some example.

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    Default Re: My mother put on the


    My mother put on the table a notebook, a ruler, some paper and a few pencils
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    The longer the direct object, the more likely we are to put it at the end.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 01-Oct-2013 at 10:29. Reason: typo
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