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    Where should I put "on Christmas Day"?

    Hello.

    Do the following have the same meaning?

    1. I think wearing a suit on Christmas Day is too formal.
    2. I think wearing a suit is too formal on Christmas Day.

    According to the answer key, #1 is correct, but #2 is not.
    However, it seems to me that #2 is also okay.

    Would you let me know whether I am wrong?


    Thank you very much in advance.

    yamyam.

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    Re: Where should I put "on Christmas Day"?

    Quote Originally Posted by yamyam View Post
    Hello.

    Do the following have the same meaning? They do, but 1. is definitely better. So 1. is the correct one.

    1. I think wearing a suit on Christmas Day is too formal.
    2. I think wearing a suit is too formal on Christmas Day.

    According to the answer key, #1 is correct, but #2 is not.
    However, it seems to me that #2 is also okay.

    Would you let me know whether I am wrong?

    1. "on Christmas Day" should directly follow "suit".

    In 2., I would say 'too formal for Christmas Day'.

    yamyam.
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    Last edited by 2006; 06-Sep-2010 at 06:28.

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    Re: Where should I put "on Christmas Day"?

    Quote Originally Posted by yamyam View Post
    Hello.

    Do the following have the same meaning?

    1. I think wearing a suit on Christmas Day is too formal.
    2. I think wearing a suit is too formal on Christmas Day.

    According to the answer key, #1 is correct, but #2 is not.
    However, it seems to me that #2 is also okay.

    Would you let me know whether I am wrong?


    Thank you very much in advance.

    yamyam.
    I agree with you that they are both very natural. I see no difference between them.

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    #4

    Re: Where should I put "on Christmas Day"?

    I suppose the secend sentence can also be read as follows:

    I think ... on Christmas Day.
    Although it's probably of no practical use in this sense.

    Richard

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