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    #1

    in this house

    Which are correct:

    1-In this house, that remark is a compliment.
    2-That remark is a compliment, in this house.
    3-That remark is a compliment in this house.

    Meaning: It wouldn't be a compliment elsewhere, but in this house it should be considered a compliment.

    I think "1" works and "3" doesn't. I think in "2" we need a dash instead of the comma. A longer pause.

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    #2

    Re: in this house

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-In this house, that remark is a compliment.
    2-That remark is a compliment, in this house.
    3-That remark is a compliment in this house.

    Meaning: It wouldn't be a compliment elsewhere, but in this house it should be considered a compliment.

    I think "1" works and "3" doesn't. I think in "2" we need a dash instead of the comma. A longer pause.
    I prefer sentence 1.

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