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    Could you help me with the position of adverbs in the following sentence?

    They arrived in London at 7 o`clock last night.

    Is the above sentence correctly formed? I mean, are the adverbs correctly placed in the sentence?

    Shall I say : They arrived in London last night at 7 o`clock.

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Hi

    Could you help me with the position of adverbs in the following sentence?

    They arrived in London at 7 o`clock last night.

    Is the above sentence correctly formed? I mean, are the adverbs correctly placed in the sentence?

    Shall I say : They arrived in London last night at 7 o`clock.


    Thank you very much in advance.

    The adverbs are correctly placed.

    They arrived in London at 7'o clock last night.

    The order of adverbs:

    Manner-place-frequency-time-purpose
    enthusiastically-inthepool-every morning-inthe dawn-to keep in shape.

    Regards,
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    Default Re: adverbs position

    i think the order of adverbs is adverbs of place then of time,moving from the general to the specific.The correct order would be:
    in London last night at 7 o'clock

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    Default Re: adverbs position

    Thank you rj1948 and sana22.

    I think that my first sentence is correct: They arrived in London at 7 o`clock last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Hi


    They arrived in London at 7 o`clock last night.

    They arrived in London last night at 7 o`clock.
    It is an interesting topic for me as well.
    I've heard both.(I'm not sure about the grammatical correctness.)
    I'm not a native speaker of English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    It is an interesting topic for me as well.
    I've heard both.(I'm not sure about the grammatical correctness.)
    I'm not a native speaker of English.

    If the adverbsof time are more than one, such as hour,time, day they are placed in that
    order

    .He came at 7o'clock in the morning on sunday,this week.
    Regards, rj1948.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    It is an interesting topic for me as well.
    I've heard both.(I'm not sure about the grammatical correctness.)
    I'm not a native speaker of English.
    Hi!

    Although I know the rules of the adverbs placement, I am sometimes confused
    and I cannot concentrate on the topic.

    Still, I`ve got the idea:

    1. They arrived in London at 7 o`clock last night.
    or
    2. Last night
    they arrived in London at 7 o`clock.

    At least I know that last night is correctly placed in the first sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    If the adverbsof time are more than one, such as hour,time, day they are placed in that
    order

    .He came at 7o'clock in the morning on sunday,this week.
    Regards, rj1948.
    That`s the answer I`ve been waiting for! I mean, the placement of hour!

    Thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Hi!

    Although I know the rules of the adverbs placement, I am sometimes confused
    and I cannot concentrate on the topic.

    Still, I`ve got the idea:

    At least I know that last night is correctly placed in the first sentence.
    1. They arrived in London at 7 o`clock last night.
    2. Last night they arrived in London at 7 o`clock.

    They both sound OK to me(at least)...
    2 sounds a little odd, though.(unless there's a need to emphasize that particular word, "last night")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    That`s the answer I`ve been waiting for! I mean, the placement of hour!

    Thank you again.
    To emphasise ,important time adverb is placed in front.
    Last night he came at 7'o clock.
    You might have seen many sentences begining with'Inthe year.'.
    Regards,
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