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    Default Sentence Order - Time Location etc.

    Does anyone know if there is a certain order for a sentence where time and location is concerned? One of my students insists that there is a specific order - taught to him by his english teacher (non-native speaker) in highschool.

    For me, I think it depends on the emphasis you want to put on the sentence:

    1. Meet me at 2:00 in front of City Hall.

    2. Meet me in front of City Hall at 2:00.

    Both sound correct to me. I'm in Germany, and I think they have certain orders for sentences, so they may be transferring German rules to English. Anyone else have ideas on this?

    BTW -I'm new around here. Hi to everyone from a Canadian teaching in Germany!

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    Default Re: Sentence Order - Time Location etc.

    Both are fine - doesn't really make any difference to emphasis either.

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