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    Question Today

    HELLO.from Thessaloniki,Hellas.This is my first contact.
    Will a native teacher answer me ,please?
    Which is correct:
    a.today is Monday.or
    b.today it is Monday.
    thanks
    KALLI

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    Default Re: Today

    You can use both forms.

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    Default Re: Today

    THANKS for the reply. I wonder,however,can "today is Monday"stand without a subject?Do adverbs serve as subjects?In which cases?Examples?

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    Default Re: Today

    EX: Today is Monday.

    "Today" has more than one function. Above, it functions as a noun, a thing. It means, this present day.

    Hope that helps.

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    Where I come from, Today it is Monday is not normally possible. You are using both the noun -- today -- and its pronoun --it, in the same phrase. Compare --The weather it is cold. This would be equally correct.

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    Default Re: Today

    Below, "Today/today" functions as an adverb,

    Today, the weather is cold. <adverb>
    The weather is cold, today.

    Today, it is Monday. <adverb>
    It is Monday, today. <adverb>

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    Default Re: Today

    I'm so glad that a discussion has generated.thank all,Casiopea ,Seantxu!
    the issue became clearer now.

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    You're welcome.

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