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  1. Aidan's Avatar
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    Question to A on B / on B to A

    "They have gone to Greece on holiday" "They have gone on holiday to Greece "

    If seems to me that both of these sentences sound correct.

    Can anyone tell me why is is possible to switch the sentence round like this?

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    Re: to A on B / on B to A

    Why should it not be possible?

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    Re: to A on B / on B to A

    In many languages, such as Chinese, all such phrases must follow a particular order such as When>Where>Who>What>How; you could compare the phenomenon to our 'order of adjectives' rule. It's perfectly comprehensible to say, "The red big book is on the table" or even "The red big book on the table is" but few people would say these are right.

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