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    Question Summer 2010

    "In (the) summer (of) 2010, there was a drought."

    Are "the" and "of" necessary, or could they be randomly dropped without changing the meaning of the sentence?
    Last edited by ShirleyLing; 04-Jul-2011 at 10:09. Reason: Error

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    Re: Summer 2010

    I wouldn't drop either of them.

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    Re: Summer 2010

    Error.....

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    Re: Summer 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    Error.....
    What do you mean by error?

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    Re: Summer 2010

    I can't see a problem with : "In summer, 2010, there was a drought." This would work best in a history book or a local tourist brochure. The original sounds more literary.

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    Re: Summer 2010

    So, all these are the same?

    "In the summer of 2010,..."
    "In the summer 2010,..."
    "In summer of 2010,..."
    "In the summer, of 2010,..."
    "In summer, of 2010,..."
    "In summer, 2010,..."
    "In summer 2010,..."

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    Re: Summer 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    So, all these are the same?

    "In the summer of 2010,..."
    "In the summer 2010,..."
    "In summer of 2010,..."
    "In the summer, of 2010,..."
    "In summer, of 2010,..."
    "In summer, 2010,..."
    "In summer 2010,..."
    They mean the same, but they are not all syntactically correct.

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