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  1. Newbie
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    How to make a sentence

    Hi Native speakers,

    Can anybody tell me, there is any difference between below sentences?

    Example1:
    Sen1: Yesterday, I went a movie.
    Sen2: I went a movie, yesterday.

    Example2:
    Sen1: I believe, she will come tomorrow.
    Sen2: She will come tomorrow, I believe.

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    #2

    Re: How to make a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by vali View Post
    Hi Native speakers,

    Can anybody tell me, there is any difference between below sentences?

    Example1:
    Sen1: Yesterday, I went a movie.
    Sen2: I went a movie, yesterday.
    You should remove the comma from the second sentence. There is no difference in meaning, but the first one emphasizes that it occurred yesterday. Maybe you would say it this way to contrast it to other days.

    I did yard work all day yesterday. Oh wait, that's not right. I did yard work all day Tuesday. Yesterday, I went to a movie.


    Quote Originally Posted by vali View Post
    Example2:
    Sen1: I believe, she will come tomorrow.
    Sen2: She will come tomorrow, I believe.
    Omit the comma from the first sentence. To my ears, the second one is more tentative. By adding "I believe" after your statement, you are showing less certainty.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How to make a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by vali View Post
    Hi Native speakers,
    Can anybody tell me if there is any difference between the below sentences?

    Example1:
    Sen1: Yesterday I went to a movie.
    Sen2: I went to a movie yesterday.

    Example2:
    Sen1: I believe she will come tomorrow.
    Sen2: She will come tomorrow, I believe.
    Usually, sentences can have different structures, that means there are several versions available.
    All your examples should be fully right now.
    (In my opinion only the latest sentence needs a comma.)

    P.S. I'm neither a teacher nor a native speaker... (don't blame me )

    Oh no, I was too late

    Cheers!

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    #4

    Re: How to make a sentence

    Ah, but you noticed the missing "to" -- which had escaped my attention!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  5. Newbie
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    Re: How to make a sentence

    Hi Everybody,

    Thanks for the explanation.. I got the it.

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