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    Cool yesterday/today ... saw/witnessed etc.

    Dear teachers,
    The other day, I came across such an unusual sentence (unusual for my mother tongue), Yesterday saw three disasters.
    The question is whether such a sentence is correct; if so, is it possible to use other verbs with the words yesterday and today being the subject of such sentences?

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    Default Re: yesterday/today ... saw/witnessed etc.

    It is correct. 'Witness' could work but is less common.

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    Question Re: yesterday/today ... saw/witnessed etc.

    Thank you for your reply.
    Still, I'd like to know if I can use some other verbs than 'see' or 'witness' with this construction, eg. Yesterday opened a new car showroom in Swindon. or Today had another car crash on M4.

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    Default Re: yesterday/today ... saw/witnessed etc.

    No, they don't work, but 'today brought' does.

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    Thanks a lot, TDOL- your two explanations were what I exactly needed to know.

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    You're welcome.

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