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    #1

    word order

    Hi, I hope you can help me:

    I have to correct a few grammar exercises and now I`m not sure whether the word order is correct:

    1.Apparently, life was very hard for the Pilgrims in the New World.
    2. Apparently, life in the New World was very hard for the Pilgrims.
    3.Apparently, life was very hard in the New World for the Pilgrims.

    I think the word order in sentence 1 and sentence 3 is incorrect, or am I wrong?

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    #2

    Re: word order

    1. Apparently, life was very hard for the Pilgrims in the New World.
    2. Apparently, life in the New World was very hard for the Pilgrims.
    3. Apparently, life was very hard in the New World for the Pilgrims.

    All are acceptable, though with slightly different meanings. I have put what was hard in bold, underlined who it was hard for, and italicised where it was hard. Note two possible readings of #1.
    Last edited by 5jj; 02-Jun-2011 at 21:26. Reason: format sorted

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    Re: word order

    Ok, thank you very much!

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