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My sentence I want to submit reads as follows:
The city looks very different today, that is Monday.
I'm not sure it is idiomatic so I'd like to ask you about it.
Ok, the idea is: today being Monday, the city look different. I'll stick to this one or equivalent ones if you can suggest some. Thanks.
'The city looks very different today (Monday).'
'Today is Monday; the city looks different.'
NOT A TEACHER
(1) As all the other posters have suggested, a relative pronoun
("that") is not appropriate in your sentence.
(2) I am not sure what meaning you wish to express.
Are you saying that after every weekend, the city seems to appear
different to the eyes?
If so, then maybe something like:
The city always seems different on Mondays.
If, for some reason () you are saying 'Cities always look different on Mondays, therefore - today being Monday - the city looks different', then you could say
'The city looks different today - a Monday'.
But if you just want to say 'The city looks different today. 'And by the way, it's Monday - that's what I mean by "today"', then a simple parenthesis will do.
PS by the way, this is the link to the whole article where this sentence appears in the very opening paragraph.
Last edited by licinio; 31-May-2011 at 17:22.