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    Arrow Time Preposition

    a) "He came home (on) Tuesday."
    According to reputable sources, "on" is optional.

    b) "The class will be offered (in) Fall 2011."
    Supposed "Fall 2011" refers to a school term, could "in" be equally optional?

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    Re: Time Preposition

    Personally, I am for using "in" in the 2nd sentence.

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    Re: Time Preposition

    I would say "He came home on Tuesday" and "The class will be offered in Autumn 2011.
    Many people would say them differently.

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    Re: Time Preposition

    c) "He came home Tuesday."
    d) "The class will be offered Fall 2011."

    Then c) and d) are unacceptable in BrE, but possibly acceptable in AmE?

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    Re: Time Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaWW View Post
    c) "He came home Tuesday."
    d) "The class will be offered Fall 2011."

    Then c) and d) are unacceptable in BrE, but possibly acceptable in AmE?
    It is possible to remove the preposition in the first one (c). But I've never heard (d) this way. I think the preposition "in" must be used in (d).

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    Re: Time Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaWW View Post
    c) "He came home Tuesday."
    d) "The class will be offered Fall 2011."

    Then c) and d) are unacceptable in BrE, but possibly acceptable in AmE?
    When learning English it's always better to learn the RIGHT way first and THEN everything else.

    a)on Tuesday
    b)in fall

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