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    #1

    Position of "several times"

    Hello,
    I'm not sure where to put "several times" in these sentences:
    He told me to do my homework several times.
    I called Tom an idiot several times but I was wrong.
    You should check this site several times.

    In sentence 1 I'm not sure if I should put it before "to do my homework".
    In sentence 2 before "an idiot".
    Sentence 3 sounds okay to me.

    Cheers!

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    #2

    Re: Position of "several times"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    I'm not sure where to put "several times" in these sentences:
    He told me to do my homework several times.
    I called Tom an idiot several times but I was wrong.
    You should check this site several times.

    In sentence 1 I'm not sure if I should put it before "to do my homework".
    In sentence 2 before "an idiot".
    Sentence 3 sounds okay to me.

    Cheers!
    #2 and #3 are fine. #1 is ok if you mean that you had to do your homework repeatedly. If you want to say that you were told repeatedly, you should write it like this: He told me several times to do my homework .

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    #3

    Re: Position of "several times"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you want to say that you were told repeatedly, you should write it like this: He told me several times to do my homework .
    Exactly!
    Thank you

    Cheers!

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