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    It was only yesterday when ....

    Hello.

    I've found the following sentence, which seems quite strange to me!

    1. It seems to me that it was only yesterday when I first met her.

    If my understanding of the sentence is correct, I think "that" would be used instead of "when" in #1. Am I right? Or is #1 correct and common as it is?

    If my guess is wrong, would you let me know the reason or let me have another example?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yamyam

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    Re: It was only yesterday when ....

    Quote Originally Posted by yamyam View Post
    Hello.

    I've found the following sentence, which seems quite strange to me!

    1. It seems to me that it was only yesterday when I first met her.

    If my understanding of the sentence is correct, I think "that" would be used instead of "when" in #1. Am I right? Or is #1 correct and common as it is?

    If my guess is wrong, would you let me know the reason or let me have another example?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yamyam
    I would use "that'.

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    Re: It was only yesterday when ....

    Thank you very much for the reply, bhaisahab.
    It helps me a lot.

    koichiro

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