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    Default adverb of place

    )To which of the cases a, b, or c do the sentences 1, 2 and 3 correspond:

    1-I called him at the office.
    2-I called him, at the office.
    3-At the office, I called him.

    a-I am at the office and am giving the phone call FROM the office.
    b-He is at the office and I am calling him from elsewhere.
    c-Both of the above are possible.

    B)Consider also:

    4-Where did you call him?
    Does this one correspond to a, b, or c?

    (I know that I have asked a question very much like part A before. I just want to check something. These adverbials are a big thing with me.)

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    Default Re: adverb of place

    I would only use one of the sample sentences, thus: "I called him at the office." The meaning of that one is indicated by: "He is at the office and I am calling him from elsewhere."

    If I wanted to indicate where the caller was I would say something like: "I called him from the office."

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    Default Re: adverb of place

    I would only use one of the sample sentences, thus: "I called him at the office." The meaning of that one is indicated by: "He is at the office and I am calling him from elsewhere."

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    Default Re: adverb of place

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    )To which of the cases a, b, or c do the sentences 1, 2 and 3 correspond:

    1-I called him at the office. c, but b is more likely as a meaning
    2-I called him, at the office. no need for comma
    3-At the office, I called him. a, but rather unusual

    a-I am at the office and am giving the phone call FROM the office.
    b-He is at the office and I am calling him from elsewhere.
    c-Both of the above are possible.

    B)Consider also:

    4-Where did you call him?
    Does this one correspond to a, b, or c?
    c

    (I know that I have asked a question very much like part A before. I just want to check something. These adverbials are a big thing with me.)

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    Default Re: adverb of place

    Um, TDOL, that one is a little confusing as it looks like the entire thing is a quote. It's hard to tell what belongs to navi tasan and what belongs to you. :?

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    I like to make things challenging. <point taken>

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I like to make things challenging. <point taken>
    LOL, nothing succeeds like success. :wink:

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    I'm one of the few people that can use challenging as a near synonym of lazy.

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