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    #1

    here vs. there

    I'm new to this forum, so let me first say Hi!


    A student asks if he can use "there" instead of "here" in the following sentence in an essay:
    "Before I moved to the United States for good, I had visited here twice"

    His reasoning is that "there" sounds more formal. For me it just sounds odd, since we both live and write in the U.S.

    Thank you,
    Basia
    Last edited by Behemottka; 18-Jul-2012 at 20:47. Reason: mistake :)

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    Re: here vs. there

    Quote Originally Posted by Behemottka View Post
    I'm new to this forum, so let me first say Hi!


    A student asks if he can use "there" instead of "here" in the following sentence in an essay:
    "I had visited the United Stats twice, before I moved here for good."

    His reasoning is that "there" sounds more formal. For me it just sounds odd, since we both live and write in the U.S.

    Thank you,
    Basia
    • "there" if he is not currently making the statement while in the U.S.
    • "here" if he is making the statement while in the U.S.

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    #3

    Re: here vs. there

    Or simply say you had visited twice.

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    Re: here vs. there

    You're right that "visited here" sounds unnatural. If you're saying this statement while in the US, either say (as Soothing Dave said) "Before moving here, I [had] visited twice" or "Before moving here permanently, I had come/been here twice [on holiday/on vacation]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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